Stallsmith, who was one of three girls participating in the event, represented Walker High School and was very excited about participating in the program and being named this year’s winner.
“I’m so excited and so happy to have had the opportunity to participate in this program with the other girls,” Stallsmith said. “I had so much fun this week and I’m looking forward to representing Walker County in Montgomery in January.”
Stallsmith, who is the daughter of John and Becky Stallsmith of Jasper, won $2,000 in college scholarships during Tuesday night’s competition and will compete in the Distinguished Young Women of Alabama Scholarship Program in January 2014, where she will have the opportunity to compete for more than $100,000 in college scholarships.
She has plans to attend Birmingham Southern after graduating from Walker High School with a career focus on physical therapy and equine therapeutic riding. She is currently a volunteer at the Equines Assisting Special Individuals (EASI) located in Jasper.
The two other participants in this year’s Distinguished Young Women of Walker County program also walked away with scholarships.
Abigayle Karryne Goodwin, who represented Oakman High School, received the 2014 Pam Brown Spirit Scholarship Award.
Madison Noel Redmill, who also represented Walker High School, received the 2014 Be Your Best Self Essay Scholarship Award, the 2014 Talent Scholarship Award, and the 2014 Scholastic Scholarship Award.
The 2014 Distinguished Young Women of Walker County Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Crescent Junior Study Club and the Distinguished Young Women of Walker County Scholarship Committee.
“This year’s scholarship program went very smoothly and the girls all did a wonderful job,” DYWWC coordinator Monique Rector said. “I know Nellie has to be thrilled right now. She will do an outstanding job representing Walker County in Montgomery.”