Distinguished Young Woman Program to hold ‘Meet and Greet’

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Preparations for the Choctaw County Distinguished Young Woman Program are underway. The Twentieth Century Club of Ackerman sponsors the program, which will be held March 16 at the Ty Cobb Complex. The program will begin at 6:30.

The Mission of Distinguished Young Women, Formerly America’s Junior Miss, is to positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership, and talent. It is true that every young woman has the potential to reach her own goals in life, regardless of outward appearance or economic status. Through the program, participants earn scholarships and medallions to signify the organization’s emphasis on academic achievement and all-around excellence. Last year, DYW awarded $2 million in cash scholarships at the local, state, and national levels, 200+ colleges offered college-granted scholarships, and more than 17,000 volunteers help to make program successful.

If you are a high school junior girl who excels in the classroom, has a special talent, is physically fit, serves the community, and sets goals, then the Choctaw County DYW Program is looking for you! All high school junior girls in Choctaw County are invited to participate in this year’s “Under the Sea” themed program.

In March 2012, the Choctaw County DYW Program awarded over $50,000 in college and cash scholarships. In July at the state program, Alison Cooper was recognized as one of the top five fitness award recipients. Cooper will be attending Mississippi State University after graduation.

Junior girls, along with a parent(s), wishing to participate in the local program should attend a “Meet and Greet” on January 6 at 2 at the Choctaw County Library. If you have any questions, please contact Ginny Lucas at 547-6066.