Green named 2018 Distin­guished Young Woman

North Point teen will ad­vance to state com­pe­ti­tion in July

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Shelby Samantha Green was named the Distin­guished Young Woman of Charles County 2018 ear­lier this year and will ad­vance to the state com­pe­ti­tion in West­min­ster next month.

Green, the daugh­ter of Michael and Pamela Green, is a ju­nior at North Point High School and has a lengthy list of ac­com­plish­ments through­out her pub­lic school ca­reer. Upon grad­u­a­tion, Green plans to at­tend the Univer­sity of Chicago to pur­sue a ca­reer as an ac­tu­ary.

The Distin­guished Young Women of Charles County Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram is a pre­lim­i­nary of Distin­guished Young Women of Amer­ica (DYW), for­merly Amer­ica’s Ju­nior Miss which was founded in 1958. Par­tic­i­pants com­pete for schol­ar­ships to the col­lege of their choice and are judged in five cat­e­gories: in­ter­view, tal­ent, scholas­tics, self-ex­pres­sion and fit­ness.

In ad­di­tion to cash schol­ar­ships, DYW par­tic­i­pants are el­i­gi­ble for col­lege-granted schol­ar­ships from nearly 200 col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties. DYW has pro­vided more than $1.1 bil­lion in cash and col­lege schol­ar­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Over the past nine years, three Charles County high school ju­niors have ben­e­fited from these schol­ar­ships. In 2008, Han­nah Stone from Calvert County be­came Mary­land’s Ju­nior Miss 2009. In 2011, Sierra Ter­rell from Charles County not only be­came the Distin­guished Young Woman of South­ern Mary­land 2012, but also the Distin­guished Young Woman of Mary­land 2012. In 2014, Nicole Lusk from Charles County be­came both the Distin­guished Young Woman of Ch­e­sa­peake 2015 and the Distin­guished Young Woman of Mary­land 2015. As a re­sult of their win­ning these pro­grams, all three were el­i­gi­ble for, awarded and ac­cepted full schol­ar­ships to col­lege.

On July 8, Green will ad­vance from the lo­cal pro­gram to com­pete in the Distin­guished Young Women of Mary­land Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram. The state win­ner will travel to Mo­bile, Ala., in 2018, to par­tic­i­pate in the DYW Na­tional Fi­nals and com­pete for a share of more than $125,000 in cash schol­ar­ships and col­lege schol­ar­ships to more than 200 col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties across the na­tion.

Young women who will be a ju­nior in high school in Charles County next year (grad­u­at­ing in 2019) and are in­ter­ested in find­ing out more about the Distin­guished Young Woman of Charles County Schol­ar­ship pro­gram can go to www.dis­tin­guishedyw.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

From left, Spirit Award Win­ner Elaina Dixon, Phys­i­cal Fit­ness Win­ner Heaven Hogue, DYW of Charles County 2018 and Scholas­tic Award Win­ner Shelby Green, 2017 DYW of Charles County Madi­son Stan­ley, Tal­ent Win­ner Lo­ryn Cot­tle and In­ter­view Win­ner Deja Oliver.

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