Class of 2018
Dual Competition with Miss South Central
Directors: Jennifer Burt, Miss WCSC/Miss SC; Molly Kopischke, OT
Next Competition Date: February 2, 2019
Talent: Flute Performance
Social Impact: Readers Become Leaders: Spelling Out the Importance of Childhood Literacy
Megan Lentz is a sophomore at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota where she is pursuing a double major in International Business and Marketing. Megan is involved with the University of St. Thomas choir, Donne Unite, where she also privately studies voice in campus sponsored lessons. She is a member of Minnesota Advocates for Student Aid, has consistently made the Dean’s List, and was picked as a pledge for a professional business fraternity where she was elected Vice President of Community Service. Megan also runs her own photography business specializing in content creation for social media platforms and works with various businesses around the country.
Megan began playing the flute in eighth grade and quickly adapted to the fast paced environment of the Waseca Band Program. With the help of private lessons, she became first chair in concert band and participated in the Waseca Marching Jays for four years. She has performed twice at Disney World and traveled to Iowa and South Dakota for various competitions. In her time with the Waseca Marching Jays, they took first place at the statewide field competition, Youth in Music, and took first place in parade at the Minnesota State Fair. From Cocoa Beach to the US Bank Stadium, Megan’s passion for music has followed her and she is excited to share it on the Miss Minnesota Stage.
Megan’s platform, "Readers Become Leaders: Spelling Out the Importance of Childhood Literacy”, was inspired by her passion for literature and the benefits associated with a well-rounded, literate background. By working with various organizations, ranging from the International Literacy Association to Books for Africa to the Minnesota Reading Association, she has been able to network and create secure platforms for her current and future endeavors as an advocate for literacy. Through her production and sales of “Wish Bracelets” she has helped privately fund the shipment of nearly 1,000 books overseas and she has also been distributing over 100 donated books to places in need in the metro area.