Distinguished Young Woman of the Lower Eastern Shore to be named January 23rd during local scholarship competition
Ocean City, Maryland December 15, 2015 – High school junior girls from across Worcester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Dorchester counties will join together in Salisbury for the Distinguished Young Women of the Lower Eastern Shore program to be held Saturday, January 23 at Parkside High School. Participants will compete for about $1000 in college scholarships and the opportunity to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of the Lower Eastern Shore for 2016.
The program is open to the public and will begin at 4 p.m. Entry is free.
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 the Lower Eastern Shore will advance to the state level at the Distinguished Young Women of Maryland program in Westminster, Maryland on July 6, 7, 8, and 9, 2016, where she will join with other representatives from across the state in competing for cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent the program as the Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland at the national finals in Mobile, Alabama.
For more information on Distinguished Young Women of the Lower Eastern Shore, please contact Tasha Haight at 410-490-6344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Distinguished Young Women
Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. During its 58 years of operation, the program has provided life-changing experiences for more than 740,000 young women. Last year, Distinguished Young Women provided more than $820 million in cash and college scholarship opportunities to program participants at the local, state and national level. Previously known as America’s Junior Miss, the program announced its new name in June 2010.
The mission of Distinguished Young Women is to positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent. National sponsors include Mobile County, City of Mobile, Wintzell's Oyster House, The Hearin-Chandler Foundation, Encore Rehabilitation, Alabama Power Foundation, Master Boat Builders, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, Regions Financial Corporation, and Alabama Media Group.
For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Megan Arendall, National Headquarters Marketing and Communications Director 251-438-3621