Watson is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is on the Master's track for a degree in Music Education.
She also won the Community Service Award for her outstanding work as a national spokesperson for the ALS Association. The Association works to further the research and understanding of people living with "Lou Gehrig's Disease." Watson has traveled to Washington to lobby senators and representatives to pass the Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations bill which would establish an ALS registry.
- The runners up were:
- 1st runner up - Miss UNC-Pembroke, Jamee Hunt
- 2nd runner up - Miss Mt. Holly, Katherine Southard
- 3rd runner up - Miss Central Carolina, Rasheeda Waddell
- 4th runner up - Miss Statesville, Kaitlan Cook
The new Miss North Carolina will represent the State at the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas in early 2009.