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9 to compete for county’s Miss DYW

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.

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”