Rowell named Distinguished Young Woman
Maggie Elizabeth Rowell of T.R. Miller was awarded as the 2017 Escambia County Distinguished Young Woman this past weekend. Rowell, the daughter of Michael and Dana Rowell, performed a lyrical baton solo to “Call it Grace” by Unspoken.
First alternate was awarded to Bailey Colleen Lancaster of Escambia Academy. Lancaster, the daughter of Steve and Mary Beth Lancaster, performed a vocal solo of “Welcome to the 60s” from the Broadway musical Hairspray. Lancaster was awarded first place in the category.
Winners for each category were:
• Be Your Best Self Essay, Bailey Lancaster,
• Spirit Distinguish Young Woman Award, Esmeralda Franco,
• Scholastics Award, Maggie Rowell,
• Interview, Maggie Rowell,
• Talent, Bailey Lancaster,
• Fitness, Payton Baxter
• Self-Expression, Madison Carpenter
Each of the young ladies competing was awarded numerous scholarships. In total, $1,475,000 was awarded in scholarships.
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 program’s mission is to positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent.
Rowell will next represent the county at the state level in Montgomery in January.