Green named 2018 Distinguished Young Woman
North Point teen will advance to state competition in July
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.
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.