Distinguished Young Women accepting scholarship entries

Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 04:10 PM.

NICEVILLE — Distinguished Young Women of Okaloosa County, previously the Junior Miss, is accepting applications for its second annual competition through March 1.

Young women must be in their junior year of high school and live in Okaloosa County to be eligible.

The Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program will take place this summer on July 19. Girls participating will not only be in the DYW family for life, but also learn life skills invaluable for the coming years, as well as having the chance to be awarded cash scholarships for college.

Participants will be judged on five categories: Grades, Fitness, Talent, Interview, & Self-Expression. A mom/daughters meeting is planned for particiapnts signed up by the deadline.

For details, go to the DYM Facebook page; contact carolebyrd911@yahoo.com; or go to the DYM website and click on "participate."

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