Friday, 07 July 2017 18:07

Roanoke Valley DYW sets interest meeting

Written by 
Rate this item
(0 votes)
Medlin, left, surrenders her crown to Rightmyer. Medlin, left, surrenders her crown to Rightmyer. Joyce Liverman

The Distinguished Young Women of Roanoke Valley Scholarship program is gearing up for its June 2018 program for the class of 2019.

An interest meeting will be held in September.

Candidates who are junior high school students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to participate.

The students may be from Halifax, Hertford, Northampton and Warren counties.

More information on the upcoming meeting may be obtained by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

This year’s program

This year’s program was held last month at The Centre on the campus of Halifax Community College.

Sarah Rightmyer was chosen as Distinguished Young Woman of Roanoke Valley for 2018.

She is a rising senior at Halifax Academy and is the daughter of Ray and Sheri Rightmyer.

Mira Medlin handed her title over to Sarah, who won $9,000 in scholarships, placing in fitness, self-expression, talent, scholastics.

She won overall interview, as well as the spirit award.

For her talent, Sarah performed a clogging routine to Soul Man.

She was sponsored by Drugco.

The DYW of 2018 overall scholarship was sponsored by Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Her little buddy was Teagan Hamill.

The theme of this year’s program was Fly with Your Own Wings chosen by Medlin, who is a 2017 graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School and will attend Meredith College in the fall.

More than $22,000 in scholarships were awarded on stage to the girls.

A full panel judge’s interview is held the day of the program at Hilton Garden Inn.

Judging for the interview and scholastic achievement are completed prior to the night of the program counting for 50 percent of the overall scores.

Onstage presentations make up the other 45 percent in categories of talent, fitness and self-expression.

Judges are brought in from other areas around the state.

Scholarship money is raised during the year via various fundraisers, a Christmas home tour, ad sales, business donations and corporate sponsorships.

Also, each participant solicits a local business as her sponsor and chooses a little buddy and little sisters to mentor.

 

First Runner Up

Meagan Colston is a rising senior at Roanoke Rapids High School and is the daughter of Mike and Tammy Colston.

She won $5,250 in scholarships, placing in self-expression, talent, interview and won overall interview as well as the entrepreneur award and the leadership award.

For her talent, Meagan performed an archery and tumbling routine to Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.

She was sponsored by Discount Tire.

The first runner up scholarship was sponsored in part by Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Her little buddy was Madison McElheney.  

Second Runner Up

Brisia Aparicio is a rising senior at Roanoke Rapids High School and is the daughter of Olivia Edwards and Douglas Aparicio.

She won $2,750 in scholarships placing in self-expression, interview, and fitness.

For her talent, Brisia performed a lyrical monologue dance to A la Natita Nana.

She was sponsored by El Tenampa.

The second runner up scholarship was sponsored in part by Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Her little buddy was Reagan McElheney.

Third Runner Up

Jordan Moseley is a rising Senior at Roanoke Rapids High School and is the daughter of Chris and Michelle Moseley.

She won $2,250 in scholarships placing in interview, scholastics and self-expression.

For her talent, Jordan performed a clogging routine to Hand Jive.

Jordan was sponsored by Redwine’s International of Emporia.

The third runner up scholarship was sponsored by M.J. Price Construction.

Her little buddy was Delaney Briggs.

Other participants and scholarship winners

Bridgette Parrott

She is the daughter of Chris Parrott and Jamie Tedder and is a rising senior at Roanoke Rapids High School.

For her talent, she chose a piano performance to Knight Rupert.

Bridgette was sponsored by Elks Billboard Rentals and her little buddy was Karson Crowe.

Allison Clements

She is the daughter of Mike and Sheri Clements and is a rising senior at Roanoke Rapids High School.

For her talent, she performed a clogging routine to Billie Jean/Yeah Mashup.

Allison was sponsored by Cut-N-Up Salon and her little buddy was Emilee Campbell.

Laura Brady

She is the daughter of Mary Hafmann-Brady and Timothy Brady and is a rising senior at Halifax Academy.

For her talent, she chose a piano performance to Sleeping Lotus.

Laura was sponsored by Lake Gaston Coffee Company and her little buddy was Emma Inscoe.

Kate Starnes

She is the daughter of Harry and Wendy Starnes and is a rising senior at Halifax Academy.

For her talent, she performed a soccer/speed ladder routine to Eye of the Tiger.

Kate was sponsored by Robert Harris Catering and her little buddy was Karis Angles.

Alaina Mitchell

She is the daughter of Danita Waugh and Dean Mitchell and is a rising senior at Halifax Academy.

For her talent, she performed a clogging routine to Can’t Stop the Feeling.

Alaina was sponsored by Mitchell’s Tree Service and Custom Welding and her little buddy was Luci Wommack.

Individual category award recipients

Fitness

The four fitness award winners, each receiving a $250 scholarship sponsored by Spartan Gym and New Day Fitness, were Rightmyer, Parrott, Clements and Aparicio.

Self-Expression

The scholarship winners in the self-expression category, each receiving a $250 scholarship sponsored by Halifax Linen, were Rightmyer, Moseley, Colston and Aparicio.

Talent

The talent winners, each receiving a $250 scholarship sponsored by Myrick School of Dance, Progressions Dance Studio and Little Caesars Pizza, were Rightmyer, Clements, Colston and Parrott.

Interview

The scholarship winners, each receiving a $250 scholarship sponsored by Kapstone, were Moseley, Parrott, Colston and Aparicio.

Overall interview

The winner, receiving a $500 scholarship sponsored by Reser's, was Rightmyer.

Scholastic

The winners, each receiving a $250 scholarship sponsored by Drugco, were Mitchell, Clements, Rightmyer and Moseley.

Overall scholastic winner

The recipient of a $500 scholarship sponsored by MJ Price Construction was Colston.

Your Best Self Award winners

Both receiving a $500 scholarship sponsored by Askew Funeral Home and Jay Walker Law Firm, were Starnes and Brady.

Spirit Award Winner

The recipient of a $500 scholarship sponsored by Rightmyer Machine Rentals, was Rightmyer.

The Young Entrepreneur Award

Recognizing a young woman for her hard work and dedication throughout the DYW program through fundraising and service to the program as well as the community was Colston.

She received a $250 scholarship sponsored by New Day Fitness.

The Leadership Award

Recognizing a young woman for her large array of characteristics such as values, character, motives, habits, traits, competencies, style, behaviors, and skills throughout the program and throughout her school and community was Colston.

She received a $250 scholarship sponsored by New Day Fitness.

Read 1692 times Last modified on Monday, 10 July 2017 08:18

Comments on Roanoke Valley DYW sets interest meeting

Latest Comments

Search

Latest Events

Fri Nov 24 @12:00AM
HCSO Deputy Coat Drive
Sat Nov 25 @12:00AM
HCSO Deputy Coat Drive
Sun Nov 26 @12:00AM
HCSO Deputy Coat Drive
Mon Nov 27 @12:00AM
HCSO Deputy Coat Drive
Tue Nov 28 @12:00AM
HCSO Deputy Coat Drive
Wed Nov 29 @12:00AM
HCSO Deputy Coat Drive
Thu Nov 30 @12:00AM
HCSO Deputy Coat Drive
Fri Dec 01 @12:00AM
HCSO Deputy Coat Drive
Sat Dec 02 @12:00AM
HCSO Deputy Coat Drive
Sun Dec 03 @12:00AM
HCSO Deputy Coat Drive

Who's Online

We have 836 guests and no members online

Login Form