Crestview's Barefield, Hinson among top 5 Distinguished Young Women

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The 2015 Okaloosa County Distinguished Young Woman program are, from left, Savannah Barefield, Crestview; Shannon Claflin, Shalimar; Lydia Clark, Fort Walton Beach; Jackie Orcutt, Hurlburt Field; and Elizabeth Hinson, Crestview. Lydia, center, received the title for 2015.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 at 08:00 PM.

Crestview is well represented for Okaloosa County’s 2015 Distinguished Young Woman program.

Top Five Finalists from Saturday's program are Elizabeth Hinson and Savannah Barefield, Crestview; Lydia Clark, Fort Walton Beach; Jackie Orcutt, Hurlburt Field; and Shannon Claflin, Shalimar.

Lydia Rose Clark, Okaloosa County’s 2015 Distinguished Young Woman, was chosen from a field of 14 high school girls. She is a senior at Choctawhatchee High School.

Okaloosa County’s DYW first alternate is Shannon Claflin, a senior at Choctawhatchee High School. Second alternate is Jackie Orcutt, Hurlburt Field, a senior at Fort Walton Beach High School.

Saturday evening’s program saw total cash scholarships awarded $15,000. In addition, Troy University granted scholarships awarded $355,000.

Eight four-year scholarships to Troy University went to:

●Elizabeth Hinson, Crestview, Crestview High School



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