On June 30, 2016 Morgan Hinton was crowned Miss Tooele City.
Morgan will be a freshman at Brigham Young University this fall. She plans on majoring in Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation and minoring in Environmental Science or Landscape Management. Her goal is to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree, pursue a Master’s Degree and begin working as a wildlife biologist in a national park. Morgan is the daughter of Shane and Jennifer Hinton.
Introduction: Morgan’s entire life has been spent in Tooele with her parents and younger sister. She has two dogs, Raider and Jager. Jager is a year-old German Shorthair Pointer that is the center of Morgan’s life and her adventure partner. She considers him her child or “furry baby”. Morgan graduated from Tooele High where she was an academically outstanding student and member of several clubs and sports teams. Some of those include: Track and Field, Chamber Strings, and FFA. Morgan found a particular love for the FFA program as it exposed her to new experiences and friendships during her Senior year.
Why I Want to Be Miss Tooele City: “I have a deep passion and respect for our country and those who have fought and currently fight for it. I am eager to instill that same love in others’ hearts and share with them things such as the story behind red poppy, proper flag etiquette, and ways to serve our veterans. I want to inspire patriotism in Tooele City, especially in the younger generation. I currently am taking the initiative to organize white cross memorials for our city cemetery. My desire is to involve as many community members and organizations in making white crosses for every veteran at the Tooele City Cemetery which will be placed at their grave each Memorial Day.”
Special Awards, Honors & Recognition: American Legion Auxiliary Utah Junior President 2015-2016. State solo & ensemble superior ratings 2013-2016. First and second place in the orchestra category of the 2014 Anaheim Heritage Festival. Two Superior awards state large orchestra 2013-2014. Fifth place in discus at region Track and Field 2016. Tooele High Science Sterling Scholar 2016. First place Vet Science at 2016 Deseret Peak FFA judging. High Individual in Vet Science at 2016Deseret Peak FFA judging. Third place in area Farm Bureau Discussion Meet 2016. Fourth place team in Forestry at state FFA judging 2016. Third place Vet Science team at state FFA judging 2016. Fourth individually in Vet Science at state FFA judging 2016. THS homecoming pageant second attendant 2016.
Community or Other Service: Morgan regularly visits the VA hopsital in Salt Lake City where she has decorated bulletin boards, helped with the Christmas Gift Shop, passed out Valentine’s Day cards, made tray favors and visited with veterans. She has made and distributed more crepe paper poppies than she can count as well as presented to several groups the story of the red poppy. This past October, Morgan had the privilege of serving dinner at a Veterans Honor Flight banquet. This year Morgan began helping with white cross memorials at cemeteries, honoring those who have served our country.
Other Interesting Information: Morgan is obsessed with cows and dogs. She wants to raise Jersey cows one day and live on a farm where she can resue dogs. She has a weird left eye tooth that is called a star tooth. She is terrified of fish, mostly because they do not blink. Her weird, useless, party talent is that she can fit a red Solo cup in her mouth. She loves anything outdoors or agriculture related. In her lifetime, she would like to visit every national park in the United States.