Jenkins named Distinguished Young Woman

Published 10:28 am Monday, June 18, 2012

From left to right: first runner-up Sarah Jackson, DYW winner Summer Jenkins, second runner-up Morgan Baines and Spirit winner Kaitlyn McGough.

Brantley’s Summer Jenkins was named Crenshaw County’s Distinguished Young Woman at the annual program on Saturday night.

Sarah Jackson was named first runner-up, and Morgan Baines was named second runner-up.  Kaitlyn McGough was given the Spirit award.

In addition to being named overall winner, Jenkins won the interview, talent, self-expression and fitness awards, along with the Be Your Best Self essay contest.

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Baines won the scholastic achievement award.

Distinguished Young Women is a scholarship program, and the winner will receive a $1,500 cash scholarship.  First runner-up receives a $750 scholarship, and second runner-up receives a $500 scholarship.

Individual category winners receive a $300 scholarship per category, and the Spirit and Be Your Best Self winners each receive a $100 scholarship.

Jenkins will participate in the state program next spring in Montgomery.