High school senior girls from across Alabama joined together on January 11 in Montgomery for the Distinguished Young Women of Alabama program to be held at Frazer United Methodist Church.
Participants will compete for college scholarships and the opportunity to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama for 2019.
Mahaley Renfroe, a senior at Conecuh Springs Christian School, is Bullock County’s representative.
She will practice and attend various events in the Montgomery area leading up to the finals on January 18 and 19. She is the daughter of Ken and Jenny Renfroe and plans to attend Troy University in the fall.
All of the young women competing will be evaluated by a panel of five judges in the following categories: Scholastics (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%), Fitness (15%), and Self-Expression (15%).
The participant selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama will advance to the national level at the 62nd Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile, Alabama, on June 27, 28 and 30, 2019, where she will join with 51 other representatives from across the country in competing for cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent the program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America.
For more information on Distinguished Young Women of Alabama, please contact Alabama@distinguishedyw.org. Distinguished Young Women began in 1958.
It has impacted the lives of more than 765,000 young women. Our mission is to empower high school young women by providing scholarship opportunities, developing self-confidence and teaching crucial life skills needed for success in college and beyond.
National sponsors include Mobile County, City of Mobile, Alabama Power Foundation, Encore Rehabilitation, Wintzell's Oyster House, Master Boat Builders, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, Evonik, Regions Financial Corporation, Jostens and Alabama Media Group.
For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Jessica Sawyer, National Headquarters Marketing and Communications Director at 251-438-3621 or email Jessica@DistinguishedYW.org.