Megan Gordon, a native of North Augusta, was crowned Miss Collegiate America 2014 on July 6. She represented the state of South Carolina as she traveled to Orlando, Florida and competed for the crown.

While there she took home the awards of best overall interview, best overall evening gown and most photogenic.

Gordon is the daughter of Lisa (James) Dukes and Wilbur Gordon Jr. She is a granddaughter of Deacon John Collins Sr. and the late Betty Collins, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Gordon Sr. of Edgefield.

During her reign, Gordon will promote the pageantís national platform, The Crown C.A.R.E.S. This special program focuses on taking a stand against bullying in schools and helping to create a kind, safe environment for students. She is excited about her year and said she is extremely grateful for the opportunity.

Gordon named Miss Collegiate America