BW’s Malik, Watkins attend Distinguished Young Women Program
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
The Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program will be held on February 22 and 23 in Mount Vernon.
Twenty-three Ohio high school senior girls will arrive in Mount Vernon on Saturday, February 16, for a welcoming ceremony that kicks off a week filled with rehearsals, luncheons with various service organizations, and numerous speaking opportunities; and representing Delaware County will be Big Walnut High School seniors Ali Malik and Keeley Watkins.
This year’s program will be Ohio’s 55th anniversary, with Mount Vernon serving as host city for 40 years. It will also be the third year for the program’s new name and brand image: Distinguished Young Women – Scholarship, Leadership, Talent.
Cash scholarships totaling $18,500 will be awarded to the participants; and approximately $2 million in college scholarships are also awarded as part of the scholarship program.
Serving as program emcees will be Dana Ullom-Vucelich and her daughter Jenna Vucelich, who are both past participants of the program.
The pageant shows begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 22, and at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 23.
Tickets are available for Friday and Saturday evening’s performances. For more information, go to < mtvarts.com >, or call 740/399‑5116.
The 56th annual Distinguished Young Women National Finals will be held in Mobile, Alabama, in June.