Choctaw County’s DYW Program to hold ‘Meet and Greet’ January 4

From press reports

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 21, 2015 at the Ty Cobb Complex. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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 “BRIGHT” themed program.

Junior girls, along with a parent(s), wishing to participate in the local program should attend a “Meet and Greet” on January 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Choctaw County Library.

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.

In March 2014, the Choctaw County DYW Program awarded over $22,000 in college and cash scholarships. Last year’s winner, Anna Ruth Box, not only received college-granted scholarships, but was also awarded $3,500.00 in cash scholarships. Anna plans to major in nursing after graduation.

If you have any questions, please contact Ginny Lucas at 547-6066.

Anna Box, Choctaw County’s Distinguished Young Woman

Anna Box, Choctaw County’s Distinguished Young Woman

Last year’s participants in the local DYW Program:  Caitlyn Allen, Carlin West, Nikki Neal, Kelsey Lemire, Anna Box, Katelynn Lemire, Ashley Murphy, Lindsey Bruce, Jaiye Gillon, and Leanna Carter. Pictured are the Contestants and Little Sisters in last year’s program.

Last year’s participants in the local DYW Program: Caitlyn Allen, Carlin West, Nikki Neal, Kelsey Lemire, Anna Box, Katelynn Lemire, Ashley Murphy, Lindsey Bruce, Jaiye Gillon, and Leanna Carter. Pictured are the Contestants and Little Sisters in last year’s program.