0714 Distinguished young women
Distinguished Young Women participants of 2014
Samford University’s Wright Center Concert Hall will host The Distinguished Young Women Program of Jefferson County July 18-19.
Thirty-two high school senior girls, representing 14 high schools from across Jefferson County will compete for cash-tuition and college granted scholarships and the opportunity to represent Jefferson County in the Distinguished Young Women Program of Alabama in Montgomery in January.
Participants living in the Hoover area are: Caroline Bearden, Jordan English, Sydney James, Mary Beth McClung, Sarah Pratt and Catherine Saab of Hoover High School; Marisa Pickard of Spain Park High School; and Anna Lea Strickland of Briarwood Christian School.
Sarah Grace McDuff, the current Distinguished Young Woman of Jefferson County, will perform special dance routines nightly. Mistress of Ceremonies is 1993 Jefferson County’s and Alabama’s Junior Miss, Ashley Halfman.
With a theme of “A Winter Wonderland,” participants will compete in the on stage categories of talent, fitness and self-expression.
On the final night of competition, finalists will be selected, along with overall category winners, in addition to the naming of the Distinguished Young Woman of Jefferson County 2015, First-Alternate and Second-Alternate.
All tickets are for reserved seating and are $15 each for July 18 at 7 p.m. and July 19 at 1 p.m. Preliminary tickets are $25 each for the finals scheduled for July 19 at 7 p.m..
Tickets can be purchased through any participant or at the Samford University Wright Center box office each evening one hour prior to each performance, or by calling 907-0210.
-Submitted by Miranda Wesley