Auburn Student Named DYW of Lee County

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LEFT, MARY HELEN MILLER (LEE COUNTY DYW 2021 AND AL DYW 2021), RIGHT, ANSLEE TATUM (NEW LEE COUNTY DYW 2022)

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The 2022 Distinguished Young Woman of Lee 
County Awards Program was held on Saturday, at Parkway Baptist Church in Auburn. 

High school senior girls from across the county joined together to participate and compete for college scholarships as well as the opportunity to represent Lee County at the Alabama Distinguished 
Young Woman Program in January of 2022.

The nine young women competing were evaluated by a panel of five judges in the following categories: Scholastics (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%), Fitness (15%) and Self-Expression (15%). Participants have been practicing and preparing at Nix Dance Studio with choreographer, Kasey Shepherd, for the group routines. Interview and talent workshops were held in over the last month as well. 

All workshops and events focus on the “Be Your Best Self” program which includes: Be Healthy, Be Ambitious, Be Involved, Be Responsible, Be Studious.  

LEFT TO RIGHT, CAROLINE ERICKSON (1ST RUNNER UP), MARY HELEN MILLER (DYW 2021), ANSLEE TATUM (WINNER DYW 2022), ERIN KIM (2ND RUNNER UP)

The 2022 winner was Anslee Tatum, daughter of Crawford and Charmoin Tatum, from Auburn High School. First Runner-up was Caroline Erickson from Auburn High School and second runner-up was Erin Kim from Lee-Scott Academy.

Category Winners included were:

Be Your Best Self Essay Winner – Clara Ragan

Spirit Award Winner voted on by participants – Sophie Marino

Interview Winners – Anslee Tatum and Caroline Erickson

Scholastics Winners – Erin Kim and Clara Ragan

Talent Winners – Anslee Tatum and Caroline Erickson

Fitness Winners – Breckin Gould and Caroline Erickson

Self Expression Winners – Erin Kim and Anslee Tatum.

 The Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments.

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