Escambia County DYW presents participants

Published 4:41 pm Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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The Escambia County Distinguished Young Women program will host a virtual presentation in the coming weeks. Utlizing the month of June, the program conducted a virtual competition among the seven participants. “The program ran the same way it would have if we had been able to have our traditional program.  Instead of the girls performing their talent, fitness and answering their self expression question they made a video recording of their response,” said Escambia County DWY Chairwoman Suzanne Barnett. “Each week, during the month of June, a different video was due. The recordings were sent to our judges for scoring,” she added.
On June 27, each young woman participated in a 10 minute interview via Zoom with a panel of judges. Once the judges completed the scores, all scoring for each category was sent to the judges chairman and tabulator. “We are waiting for the final compilation of all videos so that we will be able to share the hard work of each contestant with everyone.  Once the video is received, we will post the viewing date and will have a FaceBook live “show” and announce the new  Distinguished Young Woman of Escambia County,” said Barnett.
The participants in this year’s DYW program include:

Aaliyah Bedsole:
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ryan Bedsole
High School:  W. S. Neal High School
College Choice: Pensacola State College
Career Choice:  Cosmetology
Activities/Honors:  Marching and Concert band, Majorette Captain, Dance: ballett, tap and jazz, Class Officer, FFA Floriculture, Student Government Treasure
Talent and Selection:  Lyrical Dance,  “You Say” by Lauren Daigle

Olivia Blackmon
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Jayson Nichols Blackmon
High school : T. R. Miller High School
CAREER GOALS : Biology Teacher and Long Distance Running coach
COLLEGE CHOICES : Mississippi College
ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Cross Country • Track and Field • Pep Club •All-Star XC team • Math Team • National Honor Society • studentgovernment Class President • Tutoring • Choir • Youth Group at zionhill Baptist churchtalent : Broadway skitselection : Don’t Rain on My parade

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Treniti Blount:
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Blount, III
High School:  T. R. Miller
College Choice:  Coastal Alabama Community College
Career Choice:  Nurse
Activities/Honors:  Peer Helper, member of T. R. Miller’s marching band
Talent  and selection:  Lyrical Dance, “This is What You Came for” by Calvin Harris

Ashley Bradley
HIGH SCHOOL : Flomaton High School
COLLEGE CHOICES : Coastal Alabama Community College
ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Cheerleading • FFA • 4H
TALENT : American Sign Language
SELECTION : Speak the Name

Ali Catherine Dunaway
HIGH SCHOOL : W.S. Neal High School
CAREER GOALS : X-ray technician
COLLEGE CHOICES : Trenholm State Technical College
ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Cheerleader • National Honors Society •Dramas • Youth • Cashier • Math team • Wipeout Hunger Club
TALENT : Human Video/Drama
SELECTION : Human Video

Bailey Jones
COLLEGE CHOICES : University of Alabama or Auburn University
ACTIVITIES/HONORS: T. R. Miller Cheerleader • T.R. Miller TrackTeam • National Honor Society • Waitress/ Host at David’s • SpanishClub • Babysitter • TRM Diamond Dolls
TALENT : dance/tumbling

Hannah Mallory
HIGH SCHOOL : T.R. Miller High School
CAREER GOALS : psychology and theater major
COLLEGE CHOICES : University of Montevallo
ACTIVITIES/HONORS: acting with the Brewton Town and GownPlayers • Arts Council • Acting with the Greater Escambia Council for theArts • swim team • Singing in my school choir • singer in Front lineworship band • Performing in show choir • customizing clothing/ shoes •song/Poetry writing • science/ pep club
TALENT : Theatrical song performance
SELECTION : I’m here-the color purple