Answered By: Marie Rose
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2015     Views: 16

On February 11, 1994, Frances Louise (Lu) Parker became Miss U.S.A. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston and received her MAT from The Citadel. She was also Miss South Carolina, 1993. In late 1994, she represented the United States in the Miss Universe contest in Manila, Philippines. She was also a teacher at North Charleston High School. In 1994 she was named alumnus of the year by the College of Charleston. She received the Palmetto Award from Governor Campbell, the highest civilian award given in South Carolina. She helped establish H.A.T.S. (Helping All Teens Survive) International, a nonprofit organization based in Charleston. She carried the torch in the 1996 Summer Olympics. Currently, she works as an anchor and news reporter for a television station in San Antonio. (Sources: Linda DeLoache, CGPS; Ruby Murray, Daniel Library)

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