Distinguished Young Women chosen

Distinguished Young Women of Newnan and Coweta County, formerly Newnan and Coweta County's Junior Miss Scholarship Program, held its local program to select qualifying young women for the class of 2015 on February 1, 2014, at The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County.

Lauren Horvat was awarded the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Newnan, and Savannah Emerich was awarded the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Coweta County for 2015. Both earned the opportunity to compete for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Georgia August 1-2, 2014, in Marietta.

The state winner will travel to Mobile, Alabama to participate in personal development activities and community service projects before competing with representatives from the other 49 states for the opportunity to become the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2015 and for a share of more than $103,000 in cash scholarships.

Washington's, Nicole Renard, who attends Chapman University, won the 2013 title. Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. It has provided life-changing experiences for more than 700,000 young women across the country and more than $93 million in cash scholarships at the local, state and national levels.

In addition to cash scholarships, Distinguished Young Women participants are eligible for college-granted scholarships from almost 200 colleges and universities. More than $108 million in college scholarship opportunities were provided last year, some of which included full tuition, room, and board to first-class institutions.

Distinguished Young Women is a scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments.



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