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Four to vie for Distinguished Young Woman ; Program set for Saturday at GHS

— Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie will present “A Starry, Starry Night,” this weekend, Saturday, June 2, 7 p.m., at Grangeville High School.

This year, four young women are vying for the DYW title and eight available scholarships. Cierra Mundell (GHS), Noelle Uhlenkott (Prairie HS), Rachael Stevens (GHS), and Micaela Farris (GHS), have been honing their skills in the categories of interview, talent, scholastics, physical fitness and self-expression. Scholarships are given in each category, as well as for the overall winner and the first alternate.

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. Last year, Distinguished Young Women provided more than $1.1 billion in cash and college 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.

This year, Michael Stevens and Hailey Uhlenkott, DYW of the Camas Prairie 2016, will be emcees for the evening. Guest entertainment will be provided by Olivia Kazella, Chloe Bryant, Olivia Kennedy and the current Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie, Anastasia Bearden.

Tickets are available at the door and are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Donations are also welcome as all scholarships are funded 100 percent by the money raised. Find our Go Fund Me link on the Facebook page “Distinguished Young Women of the Camas Prairie.” Donations are tax-deductible.


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