9 to compete for county’s Miss DYW

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 20, 2016

By Stephanie Nelson

The Brewton Standard

The Escambia County Distinguished Young Women program will showcase the county’s brightest and most talented young ladies on Sat., July 30.

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Held at the Jefferson Davis Community College Woodfin Patterson Auditorium at 7 p.m., some nine contestants will take the stage in this year’s show. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from any contestant or at the door the night of the performance.

Those participating in the program include:

Maggie Elizabeth Rowell

Parents: Michael and Dana Rowell

High School: T. R. Miller

Career Goals: Nurse Anesthetist

College Choice: The University of Alabama

Activities/Honors: First Baptist Church of Brewton Student Ministry • T. R. Miller Majorette Line (Co-Captain) • The Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program • T. R. Miller Concert Band • First Baptist Church of Brewton Student Choir • Spanish Club (Junior Representative) • Scholar’s Bowl (B-Team Captain) • Math Team • Pep Club • Junior Varsity Volleyball

Talent: Lyrical baton solo to “Call It Grace” by Unspoken

Esmeralda Jessica Franco

Parents: Salvador and Martha Franco

High School: Escambia Academy

Career goals: Pediatric Occupational Therapy

College choice: University of West Florida

Activities/honors: Member of Saint Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church Youth Group • Varsity Dance Team • Varsity Volleyball • Varsity Basketball • Varsity Track and Field

Talent: Jazz dance performance to “You Can’t Stop the Beat” by Various Artists

Madison Carpenter

Parents: Trae and Andrea Jackson and the late Jerry Carpenter

High School: T. R. Miller High School

Career Goals: Orthodontist

College Choice: University of Alabama

Activities/honors: Math Team • Spanish Club • National Honor Society • Pep Club • Yearbook Staff • T. R. Miller Band (Piano) • T. R. Miller Majorette • Freshman/Sophomore Class Representative • 2015-2016 SGA Vice President • 2016-2017 SGA President

Talent: Piano performance to “River Flows in You”

Sarah-Elizabeth McGill

Parents: Brian and Kathy McGill

High School: Escambia Academy

Career goals: Elementary school teacher

College choices: University of South Alabama or Troy University

Activities/honors: Varsity Dance Team • Varsity Track Team • McCullough Christian Center Drama and Dance Team • MCC Intentional Worship Team • The Core Youth Group • Extreme Kids Church Volunteer

Talent: Contemporary Dance performance to “Hollow”

Bailey Colleen Lancaster

Parents: Steve and Mary Beth Lancaster

High School: Escambia Academy

Career goal: Attorney-at-law

College Choice: Auburn University

Activities/honors: Captain of the Basketball Team • Captain of the Cheer leading Squad • First Baptist Church of Atmore Drama Team member • Alabama State Senate page • Atmore Chamber of Commerce Ambassador

Talent: Vocal solo performance to “Welcome to the 60s” from the Broadway musical Hairspray

Payton Michelle Baxter

Parents: Christian and Angel Baxter

High School: T. R. Miller

Career goal: Neonatal Nurse

College choice: Auburn University

Activities/honors: Varsity Cross Country and Varsity Track & Field • Math Team • Varsity Cheerleading and Varsity Volleyball • Choir • Pep Club • Prom Committee President • Spanish Club • FCA Publicity Chairman • Student Council Representative • First Baptist Church Youth Group

Talent: Gymnastics floor routine

Emma-Lee Hope Waldrop

Parents: Percy and Wanda Waldrop

High School: W.S. Neal

Career goal: Physical Therapist

College Choice: Auburn University

Activities/honors: Moyeville Baptist Church Youth Group • Brewton Youth Leadership • Varsity Volleyball • Varsity Track and Field • Youth Aspire Conference Attendee • FFA officer of Two Years • Future Business Leaders of America • Neal Eagle Ambassador • Science Olympiad 2nd Place Scholarship Winner • Vacation Bible School Teacher of Three Years

Talent: Sign Language performance to “I Can Only Imagine”


Adria Helen Barnett

Parents: Carla Stacey and Mike Barnett

High School: W.S. Neal High School

Career goal: Elementary education teacher

College choice: University of Alabama

Activities/honors: Softball • Yearbook • Color guard • FFA • NEA • Student Council President

Talent: Cheer tumbling routine to a cheer mix

Caitlyn Mallory Smith

Parents: Chris and Shea Smith

High School: T.R. Miller

Career goal: Physicians Assistant

College choice: University of South Alabama

Activities/honors: Brewton First Baptist Church Youth Group • Youth Choir • Varsity Cheerleader • Yearbook • Varsity Volleyball • Varsity Softball

Talent: Vocal and dance performance to “If I Only Had A Brain”