MS. NORTH CAROLINA SENIOR AMERICA 2020-21,
CONGRATULATIONS to LAURA MORGAN, Ms North Carolina Senior America 2020-21, and Special Thanks to Bev Wetherbie, Sarah Daffron, Judy Kelley and the ladies of the North Carolina Cameo Club for a wonderful State Queen!
Laura was born January 2, 1960, in Washington, D.C. to Dr. and Mrs. John Cave. At the age of three, Laura’s family moved to Argentina where they lived until 1974. Upon returning to the United State, Laura and her family lived in Rocky Mount, NC.
In 1978, Laura moved to Raleigh, NC, to attend Meredith College. There, she majored in Business with a minor in Spanish and studied voice. Upon graduating in 1982, Laura worked in Raleigh for the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. She then moved to Lumberton where she took a job at Lumberton Sr. High School and headed up the in-school suspension program. She also taught Spanish.
In 2006, she met her future husband, Jeff Morgan, who was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany with the Army. In 2007, Laura married Jeff, and moved to Germany. There she was active in the Protestant Women of the Chapel, the Officer Spouses’ Club as well as the chapel choir where she often performed solos for Handel’s Messiah. They remained in Germany until moving back to Fort Bragg, NC, in 2010 and then to Fort Hood, Texas. They returned to Fort Bragg in 2013 and made their home in Pinehurst, NC, where they currently reside. Laura is very proud of her service as a military spouse. Together Jeff and Laura have four grown children and one son-in-law: Will, Whit, Tara and husband Casey, and David. They also have two fur babies, Sophia and Raleigh.
Laura is presently employed by Eloise Trading Company in Aberdeen, NC, where she enjoys meeting customers and helping them with home décor. She is very active in the community. She is Chairman of the Sandhills Christian Women’s Connection, active in her church, leads a Bible Study, and helped start the “Reading Between the Wines” book club. She often sings The National Anthem for various local groups as well as for functions at Fort Bragg. She has performed for several fundraisers throughout North Carolina, including, but not limited to, the Boys’ and Girls’ Home, Friend to Friend, Patriot’s Foundation, Robeson County Civic Center, and Moore Free Clinic. She has also performed in several musical theater productions. Some of her favorite roles are: Nellie in “South Pacific”, Maria in “Sound of Music”, and Peter Pan in “Peter Pan”. She also performed in a bi-lingual children’s opera “Cinderella in Spain” where she was double cast as the stepmother/fairy godmother. Performance was aired in Seattle, WA and NYC and was awarded the MarCom Gold Award and AVA Figital Award Gold.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys singing, playing piano, painting, traveling and reading. She also just completed her second jump with the Fort Bragg Golden Knights; something she would love to do again!