2020 Distinguished Young Women of Walker County

5 to compete for 2020 DYW title

By RON HARRIS, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 4/21/19

Five young ladies representing three high schools will compete Tuesday night for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Walker County for 2020.

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2020 Distinguished Young Women of Walker County

5 to compete for 2020 DYW title

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Five young ladies representing three high schools will compete Tuesday night for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Walker County for 2020.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the theater at Maddox Intermediate School in Jasper.

It’s sponsored each year by the Crescent Junior Study Club and the Distinguished Young Women of Walker County Scholarship Committee.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and can be purchased at the door or from any member of the Crescent Junior Study Club.

More than $3,500 in cash tuition scholarships will be awarded in the program this year.

The young ladies participating will compete in five areas of competition: Scholastic (20 percent), Interview (25 percent), Talent (25 percent), Fitness (15 percent) and Self-expression (15 percent.

The winner this year will succeed Jasper High School senior Pressley Madison, who was named the 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Walker County last year.

This year’s winner will compete in the 2020 Distinguished Young Women of Alabama program in Montgomery in January 2020.

The program will be choreographed by Christy Barger of Marilyn Sanders Performing Arts Studio. Guest performers will include dancers from the Marilyn Sanders Performing Arts Studio and Athletic Arts Center.

The five young ladies competing this year are:

JILLIAN WELCH

Welch is a junior at Jasper High School who has a career goal to perform in technical theater. She is undecided on her college choice.

Welch is very active at Jasper High School, where she is president of the Junior Auxiliary, and is a member of the high school’s show choir, theater group, Dreamcatchers Club, Hope Club and History Club.

For her talent, she will sing ‘Astonishing.’

LAUREN TITTLE

Tittle is a junior at Sumiton Christian School.

Her goal is to attend Samford University and later become a pharmacist and best-selling author.

Tittle is a recent graduate of Youth Leadership Walker County, and at Sumiton Christian she is a varsity cheerleader and a member of the ACE Competition Cheerleading Squad.

She is a member of the Sumiton Christian SGA, Spanish Club, Eagle Ambassadors, Beta Club and Drama Club.

She attends Oak Grove First Baptist Church where she is a member of the youth group.

For her talent, she will perform ‘I Don’t Wanna Be You Any More.’

LORIN O’REAR

O’Rear is a junior at Jasper High School.

She plans to attend the University of Alabama, and hopes to study theater education.

At Jasper High School, she is a member of the Jasper High marching band’s front ensemble, the show choir and yearbook staff, and she serves as a JHS Ambassador.

She also is a member of the Walker County Christian Chorus and her church’s handbell choir.

For her talent, she will do a vocal performance of ‘The Wizard and I.’

HOLLY WOODS

Woods attends Heritage Homeschool Academy.

She plans to attend Bevill State Community College, and hopes to become a psychiatric nurse.

Woods loves dance, including ballet/pointe, tap and jazz dance, and she serves as a dance teacher.

For her talent, she will perform on point to ‘Don Quixote - Kitri Variation.’

KAYLEE CAIN

Cain is a junior at Jasper High School, where she is a member of the Jasper High School marching band’s colorguard.

Cain plans to attend UAB and has a goal of becoming a mechanical engineer.

She has served as the District 3 Lieutenant Governor for Key Club, and she’s a member of the Beta Club and student council.

She also performs as a member of the Birmingham-based Divenire Winter Guard.

For her talent, she will perform a colorguard flag routine to ‘Find Me.’