Distinguished Young Women title up for grabs Tuesday
by Jennifer Cohron
Apr 28, 2013 | 982 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The 2014 Distinguished Young Women of Walker County will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Rowland Auditorium at Bevill State Community College in Jasper.

Three girls will be participating in the scholarship program, which is sponsored by the Crescent Junior Study Club and the Distinguished Young Women of Walker County Scholarship Committee.

The winner will compete in the Distinguished Young Women of Alabama program in Montgomery in January 2014. More than $100,000 in college scholarships are expected to be awarded.

Last year’s local winner, Sarah Elliott, won more than $2,500 in scholarships from the Distinguished Young Women program.

There will be five areas of competition: scholastic, interview, talent, fitness and self-expression.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They will be sold at the door and are also available from any Crescent Jr. Study Club member.

The contestants for 2014 include:

Nellie Camille Stallsmith

Stallsmith represents Walker High School. Her college of choice is Birmingham Southern, and her career goals include physical therapy and equine therapeutic riding.

She will be performing a violin solo to “Dance-Rondo” by Dr. John Stallsmith.

Abigayle Karryne Goodwin

Goodwin represents Oakman High School. Her college of choice is the University of North Alabama and her career goal is to become a family and consumer science teacher.

She will twirl batons to “In the Mood” from the movie “Sun Valley Serenade.”

Madison Noel Redmill

Redmill represents Walker High School. Her college of choice is the University of Alabama Honors College, and her career goal is to be an oceanographer.

She wil perform a piano solo to “Toccata in E-flat minor” by Aram Khatchaturian.