Elliott received the honor Tuesday night during the Distinguished Young Woman scholarship program held at Bevill State Community College.
She will receive a $2,000 cash tuition scholarship.
The first alternate was Jessica Rae Sullivan, who receives a $1,000 cash tuition scholarship.
Other awards given at the event included, along with the winners:
• Pam Brown Spirit Award, $100: Sullivan
• “Be Your Best Self” essay award, $100: Allison Leigh Hudson
• Fitness, $200: Elliott
• Self-Expression, $200: Elliott
• Scholastic Achievement, $200: Hudson
For the talent portion of the competition, Elliot played a piano piece — “Sonatina in C” by Friedrich Kuhlau.
She plans to attend the University of Alabama and to pursue a career as an orthopedic nurse practitioner.
At Walker High School, Elliott is a member of the Anchor Club, Key Club, the FUMC Student Lead Team, tennis team, Encore Showchoir, competition cheerleading squad, Beta Club, Soccer Sweetheart/Diamond Darling and the Spanish Club. She is also an AMICI Ambassador.
Elliott was awarded by 2012 Distinguished Young Woman of Walker County Ashten Duncan of Walker High School.
The areas of competition and scoring criteria included: Interview, 25 percent; talent, 25 percent; scholastics, 20 percent; self-expression, 15 percent; and fitness, 15 percent.
Elliott now goes on to compete in the Distinguished Young Women of Alabama competition in Montgomery in January 2013, where more than $100,000 in college scholarships will be awarded.