The Distinguished Young Women of Frankfort scholarship program is set for 7 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at Western Hills High School. Admission is $10 at the door for all ages.
The event is a college scholarship program presented by the Distinguished Young Women of Frankfort, Inc., the modern version of the Frankfort Junior Miss Program.
On stage at DYWF, participants demonstrate their skill in fitness, talent and poise under pressure. The night includes dance and fitness routines choreographed to songs. Participants are also judged on academics and an interview prior to the evening’s program.
Special performances will include a dance by the Little Sisters, high school sophomores who will hopefully be next year’s participants, and Kerby Standifer, last year’s winner. Forget-Me-Nots — people who have participated in Junior Miss or Distinguished Young Women in the past — will be recognized on stage.
The Distinguished Young Women program is free for the girls to participate, and all the efforts are volunteered and the supplies donated. To help keep the program running and to fund future college scholarships, there are several different fundraisers both before and during the event.
Roses and concessions will be available in the lobby with all proceeds benefiting the program.
Here are the participants listed in the order in which they will compete and their parents:
Kelsey Marie Young, daughter of Danny and Bev Young; Laura Patricia Manzo, daughter of Paul and Amelia Manzo; Denise Clare Robson, daughter of Mary Beth and Brad Robson; Shannon Rose McCutcheon, daughter of Chris and Roni McCutcheon; Alexandra Brooke Morse, daughter of Russ Morse and Mary Morse; Morgan Sumner Gay, daughter of Mark and Lee Gay; EmmaLee Paige Young, daughter of Jess and Melissa Anglin and Octavia Danee’ Taylor, daughter of Ivy Robinson and Edwin Taylor.
Also competing are Jennifer Mason Lee, daughter of Keith and Jill Lee; Sarah Hamilton Ferriell, daughter of Jackie Perry and Steven Ferriell; Taylor Dile, daughter of Debbie Dile; Sierra Nicole Smith, daughter of Shannon Smith and Kelly Smith; Catherine Elizabeth Clements, daughter of Matthew and Robbie Clements; Kater Lee Riddle, daughter of Lynn and Ron Faulkner and David Riddle; Sidney Paige Cobb, daughter of Mary Beth Chance and Timothy Cobb; Kristen Thomas, daughter of Linda and Richard Thomas; and Alexis Mariah Mitchell, daughter of David and Lisa Hargis.