Jones named 2014 DYW
Published 1:53 pm Monday, June 17, 2013
Luverne High School senior Mallory Jones was named 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of Crenshaw County Saturday evening.
Jones also won the self-expression, talent and scholastic categories.
She will represent Crenshaw County in January at the state competition.
Jones said Monday she was “very surprised” when her named was called.
“I knew all the girls were tough competition,” she said. “I was shocked and happy. I am excited for the opportunity.”
Jones participated last year as a Little Sister in the program.
Jones encouraged girls from Crenshaw County to participate in next year’s program.
“It has something for everyone,” she said. “It’s lots of fun, and helps you as a person.”
Jones said throughout the week, she learned to be more independent.
“I learned you can’t rely on mother and father always,” she said. “You have to solve things for yourself.”
Jones said she’s excited for January’s state program.
“I’m looking forward to getting to meet all the other participants, and, of course, representing Crenshaw County.”
She is the daughter of Billy and Cindy Jones.
CCA senior Maribeth Newton was named first runner-up, and also won the Be Your Best Self Essay competition, and interview category.
Luverne senior Virginia Allison was named second runner-up; and Luverne senior Morgan Taylor won the fitness category.
CCA senior Madison Tranum won the spirit award.