Southland College Prep Charter High School Alumna, Morgan Brown ’14, is College Host on MTV Music Video Awards in Madison Square Garden

RICHTON PARK, ILL.--August 28, 2016--  Morgan Brown, an outstanding member of Southland College Prep Charter High School's first graduating class of 2014--a National Honor Society member and rock star in speech and forensics competitions has been selected from a large pool of applicants to be the College Host on the Red Carpet at the MTV Music Video Awards Sunday, August 28 in Madison Square Garden.

Morgan, of Matteson, Illinois, who is now an Ivy Leaguer as a member the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business junior class, ranked 4th in the Southland College Prep Charter High School class of 2014 with a GPA of 4.66.

"At Southland College Prep, Morgan was a member of student council, the National Honor Society and the National Forensic League but her greatest passion was been the time she spent on the Southland College Prep speech team," said Dr. Blondean Davis, Southland's CEO.

"Since her time as a young student in the Matteson District 162 schools, we've watched Morgan Brown grow and mature into the very talented young woman she is today. Her many academic, on stage and on camera accomplishments are a tribute to the dedication and focus of her mentor at Southland, Ms. Cheryl Frazier, Director of Forensics and Theatre and other members of our faculty," Dr. Davis said.

A four- year member of the forensics and theatre program at Southland, Morgan won the IHSA (Illinois High School Association) State Championship in Dramatic Duet Acting as a junior, bringing home the first state championship to Southland along with her forensics partner Alexus Newson.

In the same year, Morgan won the August Wilson Monologue Competition at the Goodman Theatre Chicago, which qualified her for the National Competition in New York City.

Morgan also qualified for the National Forensic League National Tournament for two consecutive years. She was named to the IHSA All State Group Interpretation cast for her performance in Southland's group interpretation, The Bluest Eye which placed 2nd in the state. She also placed 3rd in the state in Poetry Reading at the IHSA State Speech Individual Events Tournament.

Morgan earned a $210,000 merit scholarship from the University of Pennsylvania where she is majoring in business.

Morgan now has a YouTube channel that delivers fashion tips that attracted 140,000 subscribers and over 1 million views as of a year ago and today has 361,394 subscribers. She also has an app and a clothing line, according to the University of Pennsylvania's campus newspaper, The Pennsylvanian:


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