Nine Coffee and Dale County young women will compete for college scholarships

Nine distinguished young women from Coffee and Dale County will be showcased and will compete for college scholarships and over $10,000 in cash scholarships to be applied to the college of their choice.

Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires High School girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments.



The Scholarship Showcase will be held Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased from one of the participants.

The Coffee County/Dale County local program builds interpersonal relationships by developing interview and public speaking skills, builds self-confidence with on-stage performances and encourages continued education by offering cash scholarships.

Nine distinguished young women from Coffee and Dale County will be showcased and will compete for college scholarships and over $10,000 in cash scholarships to be applied to the college of their choice. These distinguished young women are Bailey Fenn, Victouria Midkiff and Stephanie Woodard from Carroll High School; Jasmine Burns, Anna Paige Burrow, Emily Faught and Bailee Sneed from Enterprise High School; Isabella Jackson from Crenshaw Christian Academy; and Heather Shoemaker from Zion Chapel High School. All participants live in the county they represent.

About Distinguished Young Women

Founded in 1958 in Mobile, 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 that 745,000 young women and more than $104 million in cash scholarships has been awarded at the local, state and national levels combined.

Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future. 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 Alabama Power, Master Boat Builders, Mobile County, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, Encore Rehabilitation, Sweet Home Alabama, The City of Mobile, Regions Bank and Evonik Industries.

For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Megan Arendall, National Headquarters Marketing and Communications Director (251-438-3621, Megan@DistinguishedYW.org) or visit www.DistinguishedYW.org. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Coffee County participants this year include:

Jasmine Burns

High School: Enterprise High School

Career Goals: Orthopedic

College Choices: Auburn University

Activities/Honor: Dance At Enterprise School Of Dance, Theatre Department at Enterprise High School, volunteering at the high school,

Play with my little sibling and dogs, Part time math tutor

Talent: Ukulele

Selection:

Anna Burrow

High School: Enterprise High School

Career Goals: Dermatologist

College Choices: Auburn University

Activities/Honor: Southeast Alabama Dance Company (preprofessional ballet company), Dothan School of Dance Performance Team, National Honor Society, ASTRA Girls’ Club, Health Occupations Students of America, School Outreach Programs, Dothan Rockett Performances, Dothan School of Dance classes, church youth group member, Performances including Peter Pan, The Nutcracker, Moana, Frozen, etc.

Talent: Lyrical Dance

Selection: The Prayer

Emily Faught

High School: Enterprise High School

Career Goals: Dance and physical therapy

College Choices: University of Alabama/Univeristy of Southern Califormia/Florida State University

Activities/Honor: Coffee County Youth Leadership Program, HOSA, Cooperative Education Program, Student Government Association, Southeast Alabama Dance Company, Dothan School of

Dance Performance Team, Chautauqua Girls Club, Coffee County DYW Little Sister Program

Talent: Contemporary dance

Selection: I Was Here

Anna Jackson

High School: Crenshaw Christian Academy

Career Goals: Dermatology

College Choices: University of Alabama

Activities/Honor: member of The Dance Center in Luverne for 14 years, Member of The Dance Center’s Performance Team 2012 - present, National Honor Society Secretary, member of the Elba United Methodist Church and youth group, Rotary sponsored Interact Club member, 2017-2018 SGA President, member of the Math Team, 2015-2016 Varsity Dance Team Captain, 2015-2016 Praise and Worship Team member, varsity cheerleader

Talent: Lyrical dance

Selection: Your Song

Heather Shoemaker

High School: Zion Chapel High School

Career Goals: music education at university level

College Choices: Florida State University

Activities/Honor: Zion Chapel Symphonic Band, St. John Baptist Church youth group, Zion Chapel Marching Rebel Band, math competition team, Zion Chapel Drum Major, pageantry

Talent: French horn solo

Selection: Fur Elise

Bailee Sneed

High School: Enterprise High School

Career Goals: Business lawyer

College Choices: Auburn University

Activities/Honor: National Honor Society, Student Government Association, Enterprise High School Competition cheerleading team, Future Business Leaders of America, Enterprise High School varsity cheerleader, Enterprise Encores, Enterprise High School Diamond Doll, Junior Sesame girls club - communications advisor, Cats For Christ

Talent: Piano

Selection: Avalanche

Dale County participants this year include:

Bailey Fenn

High School: Carroll High School

Career Goals: Sound system director for Broadway shows

College Choices: Auburn University

Activities/Honor: Horseback riding, sound engineer for FUMC, sound engineer for CHS theatrical productions, Praise band, member in my youth group, CHS flute player, guitar player, singing, exercising, reading, knitting

Talent: Singing/guitar playing

Selection: Hallelujah

Victouria Midkiff

High School: Carroll High School

Career Goals: Foreign Service Officer

College Choices: Auburn University

Activities/Honor: Marching band, concert band, treasurer of Tri-M Juniorette Club, Dale County Youth Leadership Program, Carroll High School yearbook staff, Dale County Schools’ Production of Hello Dolly! (board member), Future Business Leaders of America, dual enrollment

Talent: Singing

Selection: “For Good” from the musical Wicked

Stephanie Woodard

High School: Carroll High School

Career Goals: Neonatal nursing, or OB/GYN

College Choices: UAB, Auburn

Activities/Honor: Ozark Baptist Youth, watching movies, Honors Society, shopping, Performing Arts, leading, singing, tennis, adventuring outdoors

Talent: Spoken Word

Selection: Self growth

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