Miss Quincy Outstanding Teen

Miss Quincy’s Outstanding Teen 2019
McKenna Merritt

Education:  Illini West High School

Platform Issue: Don’t Sugar Coat It! Type I Diabetes

Scholastic/Career Ambition:​​ To obtain my degree in Veterinary medicine and pursue a career working with large animals.

Talent:​​​​ Musical Theater Vocal

Scholastic Honors: North American Country Music Association International (NACMAI) Entertainer of the Year 2017 and Horizon Vocalist of the Year 2017; Western Illinois Fair Talent Show Winner 2019; Hancock County Talent Show Winner 2013; Plymouth Old Settlers Talent Show Winner 2016 and 2017; Tri-States Got Talent Winner 2016; Peter Pan in Marilyn Hart Children’s Theater production Peter Pan, Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka, Young Fiona in Shrek. Mary Dickens in A Keokuk Christmas Carol at Great River Players; Illinois State Fair Talent Finalist 2015 and 2017; Performed the National Anthem at the 2017 Family/Veteran Night at the Tri-States Rodeo, Hancock County Fights Cancer 2017, Chicago Steel Hockey Team 2017 and Fort Madison Saddle Club Pre-Rodeo 2017, as well as numerous local venues.