Burg named DYW of Coffee County

Mary Camilla Burg, right, the Distinguished Young Woman of Coffee County 2021 is congratulated by DYW of Coffee County 2020 Ashley-Sinclair Curtis, left.

Mary Camilla Burg is the new Distinguished Young Woman of Coffee County.

She is the daughter of Trey and Nikki Burg of Enterprise.

Burg was named winner of the Class of 2002 scholarship program at the competition Friday, July 17, at the Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center.

Claire Drennen was named First Runner Up.

Burg, Drennen, Emily Little, Tatum Mitchell and Madelyn Roberts competed for college scholarships at the local competition which is part of the national scholarship program.

The participants were evaluated by a panel of five judges in scholastic, interview, talent, fitness and self expression.

Burg also won the fitness, talent, interview and Spirit of DYW awards.

Drennen also won the self expression award.

The scholastics award winner and the Be Your Best Self Essay winner was Little.

The community service award winners were Roberts and Mitchell.

Founded in 1958 in Mobile, DYW is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. Some 750,000 young women have participated during the program’s 62 years of operation.

Last year, DYW provided $1.5 billion in cash and college scholarship opportunities to program participants at the local, state and national level.

National sponsors are Mobile County, the City of Mobile, Wintzell’s Oyster House, Encore Rehabilitation, Alabama Power Foundation, Master Board Builders, the Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, Regions Financial Corporation, Evonik Industries, Shoe Station, Gant Travel Management, Wellington and Bonnie Coffeen, Jostens and the Alabama Medic Group.

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