From press reports
On Presidents’ Day, the participants in this year’s Distinguished Young Woman Program were delighted to have Marina Loper instruct them on cookie decorating.
Participants met in the home of Loper, decorated cookies, and then went on to the Choctaw County Nursing Center and passed out cookies to residents. The act of service to others was enjoyed by all of the girls participating.
This year’s DYW scholarship program will be held on March 21 on the campus of Choctaw County High School. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m.
All high school junior girls in Choctaw County were invited to participate in this year’s program. The six girls who elected to participate are: Brynn Latham, Elizabeth Wilson, Mia McGinnis, Taylor Tuck, Kyla Perry, and Jean Ann Brock.
Since 1958, more than 700,000 college-bound young women have taken part in the program, and more than 200 colleges and universities support the program with scholarships and other assistance.
The local awards are just part of a nationwide program to recognize, reward, and encourage excellence among young people by spotlighting the accomplishments of high school girls.