The Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program, formerly Ohio Junior Miss, will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Mount Vernon. Representing northern Mahoning County will be Alana Lesnansky.
Twenty-five Ohio high school senior girls arrived 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.
The show starts at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 and at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 with the national finals will be held in Mobile, Ala., in June.
Tickets are available for Friday and Saturday evening's performances. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 740-399-5116.