Poarch member named Miss Indian Alabama
Published 10:51 pm Monday, December 11, 2006
Special to the standard
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College student Meagan Young was crowned the first-ever Miss Indian Alabama on Nov. 18 at the state Capitol Auditorium.
She received a $5,000 scholarship and was also named Good Will Ambassador for 2007. The Miss Indian Alabama Competition and Scholarship are sponsored by the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission, the Alabama Intertribal Council and the Alabama-Tennessee Trail of Tears Corridor Association.
Young has attended LBWCC since graduating from Straughn High School in 2004.
Young was also a member of the LBWCC Ensemble and performed with the group in 2004 and 2005. For the talent portion of the Miss Indian Alabama competition she chose to sing “Amazing Grace” in both English and her tribal tongue.
When she was announced as the winner of the competition Young said she felt surprised. “I had worked very hard but I was still shocked,” Young said. “I just gave it my best shot and it paid off.”
Young is a member of the Poarch band of Creek Indians and plans to attend Auburn University next year.