Johnson to represent county in state DYW event

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Escambia County will be well represented this weekend as Hannah Johnson competes in the state Distinguished Young Women event in Montgomery.
The Escambia Academy senior was honored with a special send-off celebration in anticipation of her trek to the state level event.
Johnson was chosen as Escambia County’s 2024 DYW last fall and will not advance to the state event.
Johnnson is the daughter of Chad and Monica Johnson of Atmore.
As Escambia County’s DYW, Johnson said she has learned to have faith in hersefl and her abilities. She also is pleased to have met many talented and amazing young women during her time as DYW.
Over the most recent holiday season, Johnson was chosen to participate as an ambassador for the Governor’s Candelight Tour.
Hannah is also a member of Poarch Creek Indians and was selected to showcase her talent, powwow dancing, at St. James Elementary School during the school’s “be your best self” program.
Johnson will join other DYW representatives from across the state in Montgomery beginning with events on Friday. The two-day event will conclude on Saturday when the Alabama DYW will be named in the finals for the evening.
The event will be held at Frazer Church’s Wesley Hall in Montgomery. Tickets for the event will be available at the door prior to curtain time.
Friday preliminary events will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday preliminary events will begin at 1 p.m. with tickets for each preliminary event at $25. The finals, which will name the 2024 Alabama DYW, will begin at 7 p.m. with tickets at $35 each. Tickets purchased in advance will be discounted.
Frazer Church is located at 6000 Atlanta Hwy. in Montgomery.
Johnson was selected to represent the county from a field of nine contestants in early September. Runners-up in the local event were Abby Black – first runner-up and Olivia Beasley – second runner-up.