(BEDFORD) – The annual Distinguished Young Women competition is Saturday at Schafter Auditorium.
Four Bedford North Lawrence High School seniors will be competing for scholarships in the program that begins at 6 p.m.
Distinguished Young Women of Lawrence County is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership, and talent in young women. It is a unique program that offers Life Skills training to prepare young women for the world after high school.
Competing this year are:
Gracyn is the daughter of Curt and Melissa Alvey. She plans to earn a degree in elementary education at either Indiana University or the University of Southern Indiana.
Jillian is the daughter of Tammy Spradlin and Jerry Chaney. She plans to study musical theater at Elon University.
Gracie is the daughter of Karen Crulo and Rob Rood. She plans to attend Indiana University Southeast to a degree to teach students with special needs.
Savannah is the daughter of Jeff and Julia Hudelson. She plans to study pediatric nursing at either Indiana State University or IUPUI.
Each Distinguished Young Women program evaluates participants in the following categories: Scholastics (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%), Fitness (15%), and Self-Expression (15%). Local program winners, advance to the state level in Kokomo, where they give away more than $27,500 in cash tuition scholarships. All state winners participate in the National Finals which is held in Mobile, Alabama the June after graduating from high school.