Distinguished Young Woman to be chosen Saturday
Published 2:37 pm Tuesday, July 26, 2022
A field of 14 contestants will take the stage Saturday night to determine who will be named the Distinguished Young Woman of Escambia County 2023.
High school senior girls from across Escambia County will gather in Flomaton for the annual program at Flomaton High School.
Participants will compete for thousands in college scholarships and the opportunity to represent the county as the Distinguished Young Woman of Escambia County for 2023.
The program is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available for presale from a contestant or board member for $15 and at the door for $20.
The 14 young women competing will be evaluated by a panel of five judges in the following categories: Scholastics (25 percent), Interview (25 percent), Talent (20 percent), Fitness (15 percent), and Self-Expression (15 percent). The participant selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of
Escambia County will advance to the state level at the Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama program hosted in Montgomery, in January 2023.
1. Chloe Higdon – T. R. Miller High School
2. Edy Young – Flomaton High School
3. Abigail Turner– Flomaton High School
4. Tiffany Gookin- Escambia Academy
5. Jaila Goodwin – W. S. Neal High School
6. Elora Waters – T. R. Miller High School
7. Morgan Jones – W. S. Neal High School
8. Gaby Anderson– T. R. Miller High School
9. Harley Wilson – W. S. Neal High School
10. Alonna Bedsole– W. S. Neal High School
11. Courtney Cannon – W. S. Neal High School
12. Ashley Boutwell – Flomaton High School
13. Kadence Freeman– Flomaton High School
14. Laiken Stone – W. S. Neal High School
Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is a free program that encourages participants to reach their full individual potential. Our mission is to empower young women by providing over $1 billion in scholarship opportunities, connecting with a nationwide network of women, developing their self-confidence, and participating in our Life Skills Workshops that prepare them for success after high school. National sponsors include Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, Mobile County, City of Mobile, Alabama Power Foundation, Master Boat Builders, Shoe Station and the Barkin Family, Gant Travel Management, the Coffeen Family, Regions Financial Corporation, Jostens and Alabama Media Group.