Baylee Rose Hogan is a returned missionary who has continued to champion modesty and share her standards and beliefs.“The 24th of July is really a time where we celebrate our family and our roots and our pioneer heritage. … It’s so important to me in my family because I have pioneers on basically every branch of my family tree.”
Before returning home from her mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Baylee Rose Hogan wrote to her mother and asked for help.
“A lot of my friends came home (from missions) and they didn’t have a lot to do, and they didn’t know what their next step in life was, so I told my mom before I got home, ‘I want to be busy when I get home. Let’s find something for me to do,’” Hogan said.
On March 31, Hogan returned to St. George, Utah, after serving in the Italy Milan Mission. Just over two weeks later, Hogan was crowned this year's Days of ’47 queen.