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Maitlyn Alvey To Compete For The Distinguished Young Women Of Indiana Title
Updated February 10, 2017 6:39 AM
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(KOKOMO) - Lawrence County Community Foundation's 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar Maitlyn Alvey will join high school senior girls from across Indiana in Kokomo for the Distinguished Young Women of Indiana program to be held February 16th, 17th, and 18th at IUK's Havens Auditorium.

Participants will compete for $27,500 in college scholarships and the opportunity to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of Indiana for 2017.

Alery is the daughter of Curt and Melissa Alvey. She is a Bedford North Lawrence High School senior and plans to pursue post-secondary in nursing at Indiana University.

The program is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday the 16th and Friday the 17th. Tickets are $10. On Saturday the 18th the program starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $15

The 22 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 Indiana will advance to the national level at the 60th Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile, Alabama on June 29, 30 and July 1, 2017, where she will join with 50 other representatives from across the country in competing for cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent the program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America.

Distinguished Young Women of Indiana welcomes the following participants to Kokomo:

RaeAnn Dobler of Allen County, Mary Muskat of Plainfield, Allyse Smith of Elkhart, Anne Smith of Tippecanoe County, Joise Rhodes of Grant County, Ashley Heilmann of Chesterton, Alexandra Turner of Tri-West, Bella Borse of Miami County, Alexis Koch of Jackson County, Jodie James of Lowell, Sarah Pate of Howard County, Alyssa Hochstetler of Middlebury, Emma Havrilla of Portage, Madison More of Whitley County, Brianna Andrews of Bremen, Cassandra Stall of Avon, Priscilla Olson of Dubois County, Rosetta Tolley of Clinton County, Jennifer Guard of Montgomery County, Lexie Albright of Triton, Audrey Garcia of Cedar Lake, and Maitlyn Alvey of Lawrence County.
For more information on Distinguished Young Women of Indiana, please contact Shane Matlock 765-480-2748 or Julie Worland 765-480-2933 or Indiana@distinguishedyw.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 59 years of operation, the program has provided life-changing experiences for more than 745,000 young women. Distinguished Young Women has provided more than $106 million in cash scholarships and $1.1 billion college granted 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, Evonik, Encore Rehabilitation, Alabama Power Foundation, Master Boat Builders, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, Alabama Media Group and Regions Financial Corporation.

For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Adrienne Rea, National Headquarters Marketing and Communications Director (251-438-3621, Adrienne@DistinguishedYW.org) or visit www.DistinguishedYW.org. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: www.facebook.com/distinguishedyw; www.twitter.com/distinguishedyw; www.youtube.com/user/distinguishedyw



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