The Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program, formerly Ohio Junior Miss, will be held on Feb. 24-25, in Mount Vernon. Representing Mahoning County will be Caroline G. Bennett of Canfield.
Twenty-five Ohio high school senior girls will arrive in Mount Vernon on Saturday, Feb. 18. The welcome ceremony is the beginning of a week filled with rehearsals, luncheons with various service organizations, and numerous speaking opportunities.
This year's program will be Ohio's 54th anniversary with Mount Vernon serving as host city for 39 years. It will also be the first year for the program's new name and brand image, Distinguished Young Women Scholarship-Leadership-Talent. Cash scholarships totaling $18,500 will be awarded to the participants. Approximately $2 million in college scholarships are also awarded in the scholarship program.
Serving as program emcees will be Dana Ullom-Vucelich and her daughter Jenna Vucelich, who are both past participants of the program.
The show starts at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 and at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. For ticket information, call 740-399-5116.
The 55th annual Distinguished Young Women National Finals will be held in Mobile, Ala., in June.