Two dozen successful, talented and confident young women from Turlock-area high schools recently gathered at the Turlock Community Theater to compete for scholarships in the Distinguished Young Women event.
DYM, formerly known as Junior Miss, was created to impact the lives of young high school aged women by providing an experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent.
To compete in DYM the young ladies must have a grade point average of 2.5 or above, however all 24 participants this year had 3.0 GPAs and higher.
Each DYM program evaluates participants in the following categories: Scholastics (20% of overall score), Interview (25% of overall score), Talent (25% of overall score), Fitness (15% of overall score), and Self-Expression (15% of overall score).
The winners are:
Be Your Best Self-
(Each girl received $100)
2nd Runner Up
1st Runner Up
Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock
Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Turlock