14 vie to be Cleveland’s DYW

Posted 1/24/18

2019 Cleveland Distinguished Young Women scholarship program

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14 vie to be Cleveland’s DYW

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2019 Cleveland Distinguished Young Women scholarship program

The Cleveland 2019 Distinguished Young Women scholarship program, sponsored by the Pilot Club of Cleveland, will be held Feb. 3 in the auditorium of the George Johnson building on the campus of Cleveland State Community College.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7.

Fourteen young ladies representing Bradley Central, Cleveland and Walker Valley High Schools will participate in this year’s program.

The emcees for the program will be Darrell Patterson and Dr. Don Robinson. The choreographer is Madyson Foster.

The 2018 Cleveland DYW, Jasmine Ngo, of Walker Valley High School will be performing, as well as others. Ngo was also first runner up at the Tennessee program in July of 2017. An always enjoyable portion of the program will be a dance routine performed by the girls' escorts.

Tickets for the event are available at Perry’s Petals for $20, which includes a program book, through Friday, Feb. 2. Perry’s Petals will accept cash or checks payable to Pilot Club of Cleveland. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door the evening of the program.

The girls will be competing in physical fitness, talent and self expression. The scholastic and interview portions of the program take place earlier. The winner of the program will advance to the Tennessee state program with an opportunity to win more scholarship money. The state program will be held in Cleveland in July 15 through 21.

The winner of the program will receive a $2,000 cash scholarship,  first runner up $1,000 and second runner up $500. The winner of the scholastic portion will receive a $300 cash scholarship.

Caroline Balmer attends Cleveland High, and is the daughter of Jimmy and Lori Balmer. She plans to attend UTC or ETSU. Her talent will be piano and vocal.

Brynna Frakes attends Bradley Central, and is the daughter of Brent and Laura Frakes. She plans to attend Tennessee Tech. Her talent will be a contemporary dance.

Carlee Bain attends Walker Valley, and is the daughter of Bart and Chrissy Bain. She plans to attend Auburn University. Her talent will be a fitness/aerobic routine.

 Madeline Dasher attends Cleveland High, and is the daughter of Paul and Carrie Dasher. She plans to attend Lee University. 

 Morgan Warner attends Bradley Central, and is the daughter of Doug and Melissa Warner. She plans to attend Lee University. Her talent will be a motivational monologue.

Christin Childree attends Walker Valley, and is the daughter of Phillip and Stephanie Childree. She plans to attend the University of Alabama. Her talent will be a dance routine. 

Gracie Medley attends Walker Valley, and is the daughter of Keith and Amy Beth Medley. She plans to attend Emory University. Her talent will be a poetry recitation.

Mary Beth Canida attends Walker Valley, and is the daughter of Darryll and Wendy Canida. She plans to attend Lee University. Her talent will be a saxophone performance.

 Grace Koger attends Bradley Central, and is the daughter of Paul and April Koger. She plans to attend the University of Tennessee. Her talent will be singing. 

 Logan Atchley attends Walker Valley, and is the daughter of Freda Atchley. She plans to attend Savannah College of Art and Design. Her talent will be an artwork presentation.

 Lauren Goldston attends Cleveland High, and is the daughter of Michell Goldston. She plans to attend the University of Tennessee. Her talent will be a clarinet performance.

Maddie Dill attends Walker Valley, and is the daughter of Stacey and Stacy Dill. She plans to attend Bellamine University. Her talent will be a vocal.

Elena Burton attends Cleveland High, and is the daughter of Joe and Cathy Burton. She plans to attend Villanova. Her talent is a contemporary dance.

Emma Brannen attends Cleveland High, and is the daughter of Stephen and Rachel Brannen. She plans to attend the University of Alabama, Birmingham or Kennesaw State. Her talent will be a vocal performance.

The DYW escorts for the evening will be:

Clay Shoemaker of Bradley Central, son of Todd and Tina Shoemaker;
Gage Brakebill of Bradley Central, son of Nick and Amanda Brakebill;
Torr Coulthard of Cleveland High, son of Torr and Heather Coulthard;
Jackson Moore of Cleveland High, son of Doug and Cindy Moore;
John Klepzig of Walker Valley, son of John and LeAnn Klepzig; and 
Harrison Price of Walker Valley, son of Tim and Rhonda Price.

Any girl who resides in Bradley County and will be a junior in high school for the 2018-19 school year may contact Debbie Williams at debdubya@bellsouth.net for information regarding next year’s program.

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