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Blackfoot High School graduate and Boise State University freshman Megan Moore gets a big hug from one of her biggest fans, her mother, Trish Moore of Blackfoot, upon being crowned Miss Treasure Valley in Boise on Saturday.
With just a little over two weeks to prepare, Blackfoot High School graduate and Boise State University student Megan Moore was crowned Miss Treasure Valley in Boise Saturday night. She will use her new role to expand on her platform of "the importance of organ donations," an issue that is "near and dear" to her heart.
Megan said she wasn't planning to compete in the pageant; but while interviewing for a job at Margene's Bridal in Boise a couple of weeks ago, the business owner looked at her resume and encouraged her to try out.
"Before I knew it, I got an email from the pageant director 'welcoming me on board,' It was literally a two-week whirlwind getting ready for this," she exclaimed.
Megan, an accomplished dancer trained in Blackfoot, performed an original dance number as her talent, taking first place in that category.
"I was thrilled to be the talent winner and would've been totally happy with that," she said. "I couldn't believe it when they called out my name as the winner."
Megan said she met a lot of amazing girls in the experience and particularly enjoyed participating in the 'fitness' category of the pageant, saying, "I have always wanted to be in a fitness competition. It was a lot different than I ever thought it would be walking in a swimsuit and high heels."
Megan's parents, Dave and Trish Moore of Blackfoot, were both in the audience with tears of pride for their daughter rolling down their cheeks. There were tears of sadness, too, when Megan shared the personal reason behind her platform of "organ donation."
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