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Fifteen young women to compete for DYW | Preston Citizen

Fifteen young women to compete for DYW

April 5, 2014


Citizen staff writer

Fifteen girls who are in their junior year in Franklin County high schools will be participating this year in the Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Franklin County Farm Bureau. The annual event will be held April 19, at Preston High School where the girls will compete for scholarship money to use for future education.


This year the theme for the evening will be “Classic.” Emcees will be Kennedy Bingham, who holds the title for 2013-14, and Sawyer Hemsley. Co-hosts and coordinators are Vickie Smith and Vickie Hendersen, who have spent over 20 years directing the program.

A panel of judges will critique the girls in self-expression, fitness, interview skills, talent and scholastic abilities.

A seminar to introduce the girls to this year’s program was held this past February, with former Junior Miss Becky (Child) Johnson as guest motivational speaker. During the seminar the girls were coached on make-up, interview skills and presenting themselves before the judges. Last year’s court of Forget- Me-Nots presented the girls with a fashion show. The Forget-Me- Nots will also be performing at the April program, as Bingham hands over her title to the 2014-15 Distinguished Young Woman.

Tickets can be purchased at the Farm Bureau office in Preston. Cost of the tickets are $7.

This story is sponsored by West Side BPA fundraiser.

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