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Morgan Jackson

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Morgan Jackson
BornMorgan Faith Jackson
(1993-10-20) October 20, 1993 (age 27)
Tampa, Florida
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationBelhaven University
University of Louisville
💼 Occupation
TitleMiss Harvest Homecoming's Outstanding Teen 2007
Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen 2007
Miss Metropolitan 2014
Miss Harvest Homecoming 2014
Miss Indiana 2015

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Morgan Faith Jackson (born October 20, 1993) is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Charlestown, Indiana, who was named Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen 2007 and crowned Miss Indiana 2015. She competed for the Miss America 2016 title in September 2015.

Pageant career[edit]

Early pageants[edit]

In August 2006, at age 12, Jackson won the Miss Harvest Homecoming's Outstanding Teen 2007 title.[1] She competed in the June 2007 Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen pageant and claimed the state title with a lyrical ballet performance.[2][3] She was named was a Top 10 finalist for the national Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2008 title.[4]

In November 2013, Jackson won the Miss Metropolitan title. She competed in the 2014 Miss Indiana pageant with the platform "Project Educate - Changing Lives Through Education" and a dance performance in the talent portion of the competition.[5] She was named was second runner-up to winner Audra Casterline.[1] Jackson represented Indiana at the National Sweetheart 2014 pageant but was not a finalist.[6]

Miss Indiana 2015[edit]

In August 2014, Jackson was crowned Miss Harvest Homecoming 2014.[7][8][9] She entered the Miss Indiana pageant in Zionsville in June 2015 as one of 35 qualifiers for the state title.[1][10] Jackson's competition talent was a lyrical ballet performance to "It Is Well With My Soul" as sung by Guy Penrod.[11] Her platform is "Project Impact: If Not You, Then Who?".[8][12]

Jackson won the competition on Saturday, June 20, 2015, when she received her crown from outgoing Miss Indiana titleholder Audra Casterline.[9][13] She earned thousands of dollars in scholarship money and other prizes from the state pageant. As Miss Indiana, her activities include public appearances across the state of Indiana.[10]

Vying for Miss America 2016[edit]

Jackson was Indiana's representative at the Miss America 2016 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September 2015.[12][14] In the televised finale on September 13, 2015, she placed outside the Top 15 semi-finalists and was eliminated from competition. She was awarded a $3,000 scholarship prize as her state's representative.[15][16]

Early life and education[edit]

Jackson was born in Tampa, Florida, moved with her family to Indiana when she was an infant, and has been a resident of Charlestown, Indiana, since 2005.[1] Her father, Gregg Jackson, is a former pastor.[1][8] Her mother, Trina Collins Jackson, was crowned Miss New Mexico 1984.[1][3][8][17] She has three younger brothers.[7]

She enrolled at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2012 but left after one year.[1] She is a student at the University of Louisville where she studies communications.[11][13][14]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Kim, Gina (June 24, 2015). "U of L student crowned Miss Indiana". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, KY: Gannett. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  2. "Our Forever Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teens". Miss Indiana. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Morgan Jackson, Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen". Miss Indiana. Archived from the original on June 19, 2008. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  4. "Congratulations to Morgan for Making the Top Ten at Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2007 in Orlando". Miss Indiana. Archived from the original on August 19, 2007. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  5. "State Contestants: Indiana - 2014". Miss America. 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  6. "2014 National Sweetheart Pageant Contestants" (PDF). Hoopeston, IL: National Sweetheart. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Meet Miss Harvest Homecoming". New Albany, IN: Miss Harvest Homecoming. Archived from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Here she is, Miss Indiana: Charlestown's Morgan Jackson wins crown". News and Tribune. Jeffersonville, IN: Community Newspaper Holdings. June 21, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Miss Harvest Homecoming wins Miss Indiana crown". Indianapolis, IN: WRTV. June 20, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Southern Indiana woman crowned Miss Indiana". Louisville, KY: WLKY. June 23, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Ostojic, Brandy (June 22, 2015). "Miss Indiana shows off her crown on Fox 59". Indianapolis, IN: WXIN. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "State Contestants: Indiana - 2015". Miss America. 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Charlestown woman crowned Miss Indiana 2015". Indianapolis, IN: WTHR. June 20, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "U of L student heading to Miss America pageant as Miss Indiana". Louisville, KY: WDRB. June 23, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  15. "Miss America Show Scholarships 2016". Miss America. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  16. "The 2016 Miss America Competition Scholarships & Awards" (Press release). Miss America. September 16, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  17. "Miss New Mexico History". Miss New Mexico. Retrieved July 15, 2015.

External links[edit]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Audra Casterline
Miss Indiana
Succeeded by
Brianna DeCamp
Preceded by
Leanna Ross
Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen
Succeeded by
Megan Thwaites

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