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2017 Distinguished Young Women Competing For Scholarships Saturday
Updated November 18, 2016 6:40 AM | Filed under: Education
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(BEDFORD) - Twelve seniors from Bedford North Lawrence and Mitchell high schools will compete for college scholarships Saturday during the Distinguished Young Women program at the BNL Performing Arts Center.

The program begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

The participants will be judged in five categories: scholastic achievement (25 percent), judges interview (25 percent), creative and performing arts (20 percent), fitness (15 percent) and self-expression (15 percent).

A total of $5,350 in scholarships will be awarded. The 2017 winner will receive the DYW medallion from 2016 winner Audrey Schlegel and a $2,300 scholarship. Other awards presented include first runner-up ($1,100), second runner-up ($500), Spirit Award ($250) and six category awards of $200 each.

The winner will represent Lawrence County at the Indiana DYW program in February.

Scholarship sponsors are Hoosier Hills Credit Union, Bedford Lions Club, Tri Kappa of Mitchell and Tri Kappa of Bedford.

Those competing for the scholarship are:

  • Bedford North Lawrence Senior Katherine Bohling, the daughter of Richard and Michelle Bohling
  • Bedford North Lawrence Senior Abigail Kuster, the daughter of Jason Kuster and Tessa Tillett
  • Bedford North Lawrence Senior McKinzie Wease, the daughter of Travis and Amanda Wease
  • Bedford North Lawrence Senior Taisha Davies, the daughter of Thomas and Juliana Davies
  • Bedford North Lawrence Senior Maitlyn Alvey, the daughter of Curt and Melissa Alvey
  • Bedford North Lawrence Senior Abigail Banks, the daughter of Chris and Amy Banks
  • Bedford North Lawrence Senior Brooke Terry, the daughter of John and Jodi Terry
  • Mitchell High School Senior Kelsey Enlow, the daughter of Kyle and Julia Enlow
  • Bedford North Lawrence High School Senior Bethany Moore, the daughter of Jason and Becky Moore
  • Mitchell High School Senior Kara Parkes, the daughter of Kim and Kerry Parkes
  • Mitchell High School Senior Marissa Brown, the daughter of Jason and Jeri Brown
  • Mitchell High School Senior Paige Courtright, the daughter of Jim and Stephanie Courtright


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