Distinguished Young Women program coming to White River High

Six White River High School students will compete April 20 for scholarships and an opportunity to participate in the state finals when the Distinguished Young Woman program comes to the rural Buckley campus.

The program is planned for 6 p.m. in the White River High theater.

Competing for the local title will be Josie Arrasmith, Alyssa Farr, Danielle Kastner, Kylie Norton, Angela Ramous and McKinsie Shirey.

DYW  is a nationwide program to recognize, reward and encourage excellence in young women.  Each year since 1958, it has selected outstanding individuals from all 50 states to advance to state finals, which determine the 50 candidates for the national title. DYW seeks wholesome, intelligent, involved young woman.  Selection standards are uniform at the local, state and national levels.The selection panel uses the following categories to determine the all-around individual with the personality and promise to serve as an able spokesperson for her generation:  scholastic achievement, fitness, creative and performing arts, presence-composure and panel evaluation.

The DYW program is inviting the public to a soup dinner and raffle fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. in the White River High commons.

Heading up the Buckley Distinguished Young Woman program is Tia Argo and the Buckley Kiwanis Club is a major sponsor. For more information call Argo at 253-736-3027.

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