'I want to know that I accomplished as much as I can'

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Mrs. Oregon and her family

EUGENE, Ore. - Shakelah Morgan wears a lot of hats.

She's been married for 18 years.

She's the mother of six kids.

She owns four local businesses.

Now she's making room for one more hat.

Actually, it's a crown: Morgan beat out 8 other finalists to be chosen as Mrs. Oregon for 2014.

"They called first runner up, and I thought 'well man, either I won or I lost, and I didn't know," she said. "So then when they called my name, it just shocked me, I was just overjoyed and completely excited."

Morgan said her days usually start around 5:30 a.m. and don't end until after 11 each night.

But keeping herself busy is something she strives for.

"I want to know that I accomplished as much as I can, and I want my kids to be able to look up to me and say my mom, you know, she didn't just sit around, she didn't have any energy, I want them to have a positive role model to follow," she said.

Her own kids aren't the only ones for whom she wants to set an example.

Morgan recently graduated from theUniversity of Oregon and hopes to return next summer to attend law school.

"My desire is to be an attorney, and to move on and be a judge in juvenile court," she said. "So I'm really hoping to pursue that."