The Distinguished Young Woman of Oak Creek 2013 will be selected on Friday, May 4th at 7:30 p.m. in the cafetorium of Oak Creek West Middle School, 8401 S. 13th Street. Many people in the community might remember this scholarship program for high school girls by its former name – Junior Miss.
The participants will be evaluated in five categories: interview, worth 25% of the total score, scholastics worth 20%, talent 25%, and fitness and self-expression, each worth 15%.
The six participants who all attend Oak Creek High School are:
Daughter of Neil & Benda Roehr
ACTIVITIES: Band • Color Guard • Freshman Mentoring • Woodwind Choir • Flute Choir • Handbell Choir • St. Charles Borromeo Confirmation Class of 2012
Daughter of Ron & Liz Piojda
ACTIVITIES: Tennis • Poms • Track • Knight Singers • Les Chavaliers • Drama Club • Dancer at Oak Creek Performing Arts Center • Solo and Ensemble • Modeling at Mayfair Mall
Daughter of Shea & Lora Weinzirl
ACTIVITIES: Dance • Poms • National Honor Society Member • Yearbook Committee • Dance Assistant Teacher • Birthday Party Assistant • Childcare Teacher Certification • Red Cross Certified Babysitter
Daughter of Mike & Laura Widenski
ACTIVITIES: Band • Forensics • Freshmen Mentoring • Ski Club • Track Team
TALENT: Snare Drum Cadence
Daughter of Dan & Judy Kick
ACTIVITIES: Oak Creek High School Production Company • Oak Creek High School Show Choir • South Milwaukee Rec. Dance
Daughter of Joseph & Lynda Smith
ACTIVITIES: Junior Varsity Poms • West Poms Assistant Coach • Choir • Best Buddies • Health Occupations Students of America • Freshman Mentoring • Show Choir • Office Aide • Dance Assistant
TALENT: Contemporary Dance
One of these young women will succeed Gina Miliacca, the Distinguished Young Woman of Oak Creek 2012. Gina is a senior at Martin Luther High School and will use her scholarship money to attend Indiana University in fall.
The Distinguished Young Woman of Oak Creek 2013 will receive the opportunity for many scholarships, including a $400 cash scholarship to the school of her choice. Other prizes will be awarded. She will then go on to participate in Distinguished Young Women of Wisconsin in Franklin in August.
Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from any of the participants or by calling program coordinator, Lisa Lesjak, at (414) 254-2464.
On the national level, Distinguished Young Women, formerly America’s Junior Miss Scholarship Program, is sponsored by the City of Mobile, Mobile County, Eastern Shore Toyota, Encore Rehabilitation, SPANX, Mobile Gas-A Sempra Company, Regions Bank, Alabama Power Foundation, and Master Boat Builders. The 55th National Finals will take place in Mobile, Alabama on June 28, 29 & 30, 2012. For more information about Distinguished Young Women, visit www.DistinguishedYW.org.
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