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Megan Scott is Port aux Basques' carnival queen

Megan Scott was chosen as this year's Winter Carnival Queen.
Megan Scott was chosen as this year's Winter Carnival Queen.

Megan Scott was crowned Winter Carnival Queen on Friday night, just before a huge storm hit Port aux Basques.

Her speech on feminism and equality took weeks of research, but the effort was worth it. She feels she benefited a lot from the experience.

“I wanted to work on my public speaking,” says the 11th grader, who enjoyed making new friends along the way.

Pageant co-ordinator Wanda Lawrence says the competition is less of a beauty pageant and more of a way for the young women to get involved in helping around the community.

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