FARGO — Three North Dakota women have recently placed in pageants, and now are working on their causes for their year as new titleholders.
Ava Hill, of Kindred, N.D., was crowned Miss International 2019 at the annual Miss International Pageant in Charleston, W.Va. A suicide-attempt survivor, Hill will promote suicide signs awareness and prevention as an international ambassador for Peyton Heart Project, a global organization that aims to help end suicide and bullying and the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Jennifer Toso-Kenna, a school counselor at Fargo Davies High School, was awarded first runner-up at the 2019 Mrs. ECO International Pageant at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Toso-Kenna represented Norway in the pageant and received the overall highest interview score. She is a graduate of Valley City (N.D.) High School, Valley City State University and North Dakota State University and currently resides in Fargo with her husband and two children.
Meg Morley, of Grand Forks, ND, was recently crowned Mrs. North Dakota 2019. As Mrs. ND America, Morley will make appearances throughout the state and will go on to compete for the Mrs. America crown later this month. Morley is an attorney and owns and operates Morley Legal Services Ltd. in Grand Forks, where she lives with her husband of 16 years and their two sons.