Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of Lamar County for 2017 is Ashton Berry, from Vernon.

Ashton’s achievements include: All A Honor Roll • BSCC Summer Scholarship • All-County Volleyball • Head Majorette • Top 6 in Class • • • • •

In addition, Ashton’s activities include: Volleyball • Majorette • Beta Club • National Honor Society • Annual Staff
Hand-n-Hand with Fellowship Baptist Church • Blood Drive with National Beta Club • Outreach Program with Fellowship Baptist Church

The Distinguished Young Woman of 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of Calhoun County for 2017 is Brittany Lee, from Anniston.

Brittany’s achievements include: National Honor Society • Alabama Vocal Association State Outstanding Accompanist 2015 & 2016 • AL Vocal Assoc. District IV Outstanding Accompanist (2014, 2015, 2016) • Oxford High School Outstanding Leader Award • Oxford H.S. Most Outstanding Choral Student Award (2014, 2015, 2016) • Oxford High School AP Psychology Award • • • •

In addition, Brittany’s activities include: Varsity Cheerleading • Concert Choir • Show Choir • Key Club • Mu Alpha Theta • Focus Club • All-State Choir • Golden Springs Baptist Church Praise Band • Dodson Memorial Presbyterian Church Pianist • Chick-Fil-A Employee
10 day mission trip to New York City with the NY School of Urban Missions (2014) • 10 day mission trip to Washington D.C. - July 2015 • Worked with the Calhoun County Special Olympic Program (2014, 2015, 2016) • Worked with the Make a Wish Found. as a Give Kids the World "Angel" (2012-2014) • Worked on multiple events & projects with the Oxford Education Foundation

The Distinguished Young Woman of 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of Winston County for 2017 is Caitlin McCrary, from Double Springs.

Caitlin’s achievements include: Alabama Jr. Beta State Secretay • Homecoming Queen freshman year, 1st alternate Senior year • Miss Jr. Free State of Winston County • 2016 Queen of Hearts 1st Alternate • All A Honor Roll • All-American Cheerleader • Pin-It Forward Leadership Award • Alabama DECA District 1 Vice President • TORCH winner • Place two years in a row at DECA

In addition, Caitlin’s activities include: Basketball • Cheerleading • Track • National Beta Club • Key Club • DECA • Future Business Leaders of America • National Technical Honor Society • Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America • School Drama Club
MDA projects • M.Y Hero and Paint the Town Pink 5k • Trick or Treat for Unicef • Community Fall Festival • Campus Clean-up

The Distinguished Young Woman of 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of Talladega County for 2017 is Caitlyn McTier, from Sylacauga.

Caitlyn’s achievements include: Spirit of Prudential National Community Service Award • Alabama Girls State Governor 2016 • Alabama Public Television- Project C Student Reporter • Three Year 1st Place Winner at Alabama State FBLA Conference • Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award • Junior Class President 2015-2016 • Microsoft Office Specialist • 11th Place in Public Service Announcement at National FBLA Conference • National Honor Society • Sophomore Student of the Year

In addition, Caitlyn’s activities include: Varsity Cheerleading • Varsity Golf • Student Council President • Future Business Leaders of America Six Year Officer • Fellowship of Student Athletes • Producer of Aggie TV (School's Daily Television Show) • Dazzling Duo - Voice of the Lady Aggies Basketball Team • S Club (Athletic Organization) • Digital Media Reporter- SylacaugaNews.com
Regular volunteer with Alabama Childhood Food Solutions • Freelancers Community Service Group • Organizes Annual Children's Miracle Network School Wide Fundraiser • Reach Work Camps Volunteer • Leadership Sylacauga

The Distinguished Young Woman of 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of Wilcox County for 2017 is Elizabeth Burford, from Camden.

Elizabeth’s achievements include: Highest Academic GPA - Gold Medal Recipient • National Senior Beta Club - President • Class President • SGA President • AISA District Oratorical Competition - 1st Place • AISA District Science Fair - 1st Place - Physical Science • AISA State Oratorical Competition - 2nd Place - Public Speaking • AISA District All Tournament Team • AISA State Track Meet - 3rd Place - Triple Jump • Wilcox County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador

In addition, Elizabeth’s activities include: Student Government Association • Varsity Cheer - Co-Captain & Captain • Varsity Basketball • Piano - 9 years • Camden United Methodist Church Choir Member • Varsity Track • Page for the Alabama State Senate - Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey • Math Team • Camden Youth Ministries Member • Cat Chat (School Newspaper)
American Heart Association Fundraiser Volunteer • American Institute for Cancer Research Fundraiser Volunteer • Wilcox County Clothing Closet & Food Pantry Volunteer Worker • Camden United Methodist Church Kid's Crossing Volunteer • Relay for Life Fundraiser Volunteer

The Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama At-Large for 2017 is Katie Holcomb, from Hackleburg.

Katie’s achievements include: Class President (9,10,& 11) • FCCLA Vice President (11) • SGA Vice President (11) • BSCC- Hamilton Campus Summer Honors Scholarship Recipient (2015 & 2016) • Beta Club Recreation Leader (11) • UCA Pin-it Forward Cheerleader Award (2015) • 2016 Journal Record Varsity Softball Team • All A's Honor Roll (9,10, & 11) with a 4.0 GPA • UR-KEYS-2-DRIVE PSA Contest Winner • Times Daily 2nd Team All Area, Varsity Softball (10th)

In addition, Katie’s activities include: Student Government Association • Upward Bound • Beta Club • Marion County Baptist Association Mission Team • Teens Getting Involved for the Future • Varsity Softball, Basketball, and Volleyball • Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America • Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Hines Baptist Memorial Church Choir, WMU Member, and Skit Team • Future Business Leaders of America
MCBA Mission Team Member since 2012/ Previous trips- 2012- Hackleburg, AL - 2013- Altoona, AL - 2014- Athens, AL -2015- Boaz, AL. worked construction to rebuild churches, VBS teacher, worship leader • I have volunteered as a recreation cheer squad assistant coach and competition dance choreographer for two years. • I have filled shoe-boxes for Operation Christmas Child through my church for many years, as well as working nights at our drop-off location. • Raised $775 for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital through an online fundraiser in August of 2015 • Attended nursing home with FBLA in Hamilton, AL (Marion Regional Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care) took bingo prizes, led bingo games, served snacks, and walked room-to-room visiting residents

The Distinguished Young Woman of Distinguished Young Woman of Henry County for 2017 is Lydia Whitt, from Abbeville.

Lydia’s achievements include: Lead role Nutcracker 2013 • Theta Xi National Honor Society 2013-Present • Second Place Dance Makers Dance Competition 2012 • • • • • • •

In addition, Lydia’s activities include: Drama Club Choreographer • Yearbook Staff • Children's Choir/Drama Director/Choreographer • Emmaus Student Ministry Leadership Team • T.E.A.C.H. SGA President, 2015-2016 • Samaritan's Purse (OCC) volunteer- Atlanta, GA and local • Summer Community Projects- Music Leader/Teacher • Secretarial Assistant at law firm • Part-time Nanny-2015-2016 • Taekwondo Mom
WorldChangers Chattanooga, TN 2015-2016 • Eufaula Lake Clean up/Wildlife Reserve reforestation 2014-2015 • Medical clinic assistant Dominican Republic, 2013 • Meal preparation/clean up for local football teams 2016 • Youth Community Service Weekends yard cleanup/nursing home visits 2014-2016

The Distinguished Young Woman of Distinguished Young Woman of Perry County for 2017 is Taylor Ellis, from Selma.

Taylor’s achievements include: Senior Beta Club • Presidential Award • Offensive Player of the Year • Bridges of Faith Advocate • • • • • •

In addition, Taylor’s activities include: Watergirl • Field Painter • 5th grade bible study leader • Bridges of Faith Orphan Advocate • Student Government Represenative • Computer Team • French Club 10-11th Grade • Senior Beta Club • Student Government Chaplain • FCA/ Morgan Academy Christian Organization President
Selma Artisan Fair-I waited on the Artisans & greeted customers as they entered • Selma Wild game Cookoff- I carried the contestants' meals to the judges • Bethel Baptist Builders- I help build facilities for churches in need • Hand-N-Hands Ministry- I play with & teach bible stories to children at the YMCA • Field Paint- I paint the Morgan Academy football field every home game

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