The Distinguished Young Women of Turlock Scholarship program was held on March 12, 2011, at the Turlock Community Theatre where Madison Patino won the title of South’s Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock 2012 and Ashley Gomez won the title of North’s Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock 2012.
Madison Patino won a total of $1,600 in scholarships as she also won awards in the Fitness, Talent, and Self-Expression categories. Ashley Gomez won a total of $1,400 in scholarships after winning awards in the Scholastic and Self-Expression categories.
Madison and Ashley now advance to the state competition, Distinguished Young Women of California. The California state winner then competes in the national competition, America’s Junior Miss, in Mobile, Alabama.
In the event that Madison or Ashley is not able to fulfill any of her duties as Turlock’s Distinguished Young Woman throughout the year, runner-ups will step up to take their place.
Danielle King was awarded $950 in scholarships while winning in the Fitness category and being given the title of First Runner-Up.
Brina Patel won $700 in scholarships as she received an award in the Interview category and was given the title of Second Runner-Up.
The Distinguished Young Women of Turlock Scholarship program included:
Briana Vazquez, Brooke Duyst, Lori Ludlow, Jessica Gonzales, Nicole Cipponeri, Brina Patel, Hannah Salafia, Esther Elia, Rosalind Kingsley Hurst, Lizete Duarte, Nella Varni, Arloa Tinley, Lauren Fernandes, Cassandra Huber, Madison Patino, Karly Barker, Emily Humphreys, Danielle King, Jillian Selee, Ashley Gomez, Sharokeena Atanus, Jenna Fontes, Taylor Olson, and Megan Holm.
Scholarships were awarded based on collective total scores from judges comprised of various areas including what the judges saw during the evening program, previous interviews conducted earlier in the day, transcripts of the participants’ scholastic achievements, as well as votes the participants took among each other for who they thought should win certain awards.
There were 3 awards in each category and 4 awards in the Scholastic category, while also awarding a first ever “Special Recognition” scholarship. Here are the results:
2012 Be Your Best Self Award ($150 scholarship):
2012 Spirit Award ($150 scholarship):
2012 Scholastic Award ($200 scholarship):
2012 Interview Award ($200 scholarship):
2012 Fitness Award ($200 scholarship):
2012 Talent Award ($200 scholarship):
2012 Self-Expression Award ($200 scholarship):
2012 Special Recognition Award ($250 scholarship):
2012 Second Runner-Up ($500 scholarship):
2012 First Runner-Up ($750 scholarship):
South’s Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock 2012 ($1,000 scholarship)
North’s Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock 2012 ($1,000 scholarship)