Ramsey Awarded DYW of Marengo Co. 2013 (video)

The Marengo County Sr. High ladies showed their best tonight in a competition to win the the esteemed title of Distinguished Young Woman 2013.

Barkley “Nolie” Ramsey of Thomasville High School stands on stage after receiving the tile of 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of Marengo County.

With over $8000 being received by the contestants, the competition was fierce. Nolie Ramsey of Thomasville High School came out on top, with her piano solo and her scholastic achievements moving her into to position to be this year’s Distinguished Young Woman. Nolie received $3,200 in scholarship money to the school of her choice. Along with Nolie, Demopolis High School had several winners of the night. Sommer Horshok will bring $1900 with her to college this coming year, placing first alternate over-all and being the alternate winner in both talent and physical fitness. Sutton Aiken will be attending The University of Alabama with an extra $2,150 by placing second alternate over-all and winning Self-Expression and the Fantastic Fans award. Victoria Washburn won the Physical Fitness award and left with a $600 scholarship. Alexis Jones was the Scholastic Alternate, winning a $300 scholarship. Marengo Academy’s Taylor Barley won The Spirit of Distinguished Young Women along with $850 to put toward her Shelton State Community College tuition. Also representing Demopolis High were Hope Moore and Shannon Pittman. Representing Clark Prep School was Rachel Gavin. The Distinguished Young Woman is a county, state, and national scholarship program that inspires girls to develop their full, individual potential. This program proves that it takes more than beauty to make it in the real world. You must have the drive, passion, talent, and brains to be a Distinguished Young Woman.