Miss Cobb County’s Outstanding Teen Megan Wright, a Calhoun native, has been named the 2021 Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen.

Along with her new title, Wright will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

On the third night of preliminary competition, Wright won the talent category for her vocal performance of the song “Astonishing,” earning her an additional $100 scholarship.

Wright’s social impact initiative is “Stop the Bleed,” which is focused on teaching regular citizens basic emergency life-saving skills, specifically those that stop bleeding, when they find themselves as the first person on the scene of a trauma.

“Honestly, I am surprised,” said Wright of winning the competition. “One word to sum up this week is growth. My first year, I left with a non-finalist award. The next year, I left with second runner-up. And now I am leaving as the new Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen. So, just keep growing, keep learning, keep bettering yourself because you will eventually reach your goal.”

A graduate of Calhoun High School, Wright takes over the duties from the 2019-2020 Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen Mary Wilhelmina Hodges.

Wright will now have only three weeks to crisscross the state as she prepares to compete as a candidate for the position of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, Saturday, July 31, 2021, with preliminary competitions July 29 and 30.

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