I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Illinois, Megan Ervin, at lunch time today.  She was the special guest of the Quincy Exchange Club. Megan won the Miss Quincy Pageant in March and then captured the Miss Illinois title in June beating out 27 other contestants. She was a runner up last year in the Miss Illinois Pageant as Miss Macomb and her persistence paid off this year.  She is now preparing to represent Illinois in the Miss America pageant to be held January 12th, 2013 in Las Vegas.

She graduated in May from Western Illinois University.  Her platform deals with “Childhood Obesity” and she is an ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network.  She is also a liaison for State Farm Insurance’s campaign against “Distracted Drivers”.  She recently sang the National Anthem at Wrigley Field before a Cubs game and will make some 350 appearances as Miss Illinois this year.

Some little known facts about her are she would like to open her own dance and fitness facility and she still loves to pole vault, something she did in high school for her track and field team. In the little time I spend there today, she definitely showed me she has the ability to become the next Miss America.

Quincy and the area should be proud to be represented by such a exquisite young lady.  Good luck Megan in LasVegas in January.  We will all be pulling for you!


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