An incoming graduate student is competing this week in the Miss National Sweetheart Pageant in Hoopeston, Illinois.
Meagan Fuller, MA ’16, is studying Health Communication in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. An Attleboro, Massachusetts, resident, Fuller was a runner-up for the 2013 Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant last June.
Since 1952, the National Sweetheart Pageant has traditionally chosen first and second runners-up from the State Miss America pageants to participate.
Fuller previously competed in 2010 as Massachusetts Junior Miss.
Fuller recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a 4.0 grade point average. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in communication studies.
A talented dancer, Fuller has had 18 years of dance training and has won numerous awards as a soloist and in team competitions.
At this week’s competition, Fuller will perform a jazz dance to “Feeling Good.” She will also compete in the categories of Evening Wear, Private Interview, On Stage Question, Lifestyle, and Fitness.
Her issue of concern is quelling the number of high school dropouts.
She has held leadership roles with many organizations in high school and college, including AmeriCorps.