STATE PROGRAM: Chewelah’s Lily Kirry to compete for Washington’s Distinguished Young Woman title…
Chewelah’s Lillian Kirry will be among 12 Washington high school seniors who will participate in the August 3 Distinguished Young Women of Washington scholarship program at Pullman High School’s theater.
The judging panel will include Linda Felber, of Salem, Ore., America’s Junior Miss and Washington’s Junior Miss 1964 (from Colfax); Lindsay Mathes, of Cheney, a 2005 Junior Miss; Teresa Hudak, of Spokane, a past state chairman for Washington’s Junior Miss and board member for 12 years; Lenne Jo Hallgren Best, of Boise, celebrating 43 years with the program, beginning as Clarkston’s Junior Miss in 1975, Washington’s Junior Miss in January 1976 and America’s Junior Miss for 1976; and Julie Stonecipher-Yokel, of Walla Walla, Washington’s winner and the first runner-up at the national program in 1968.
The teens will arrive Tuesday, July 30, to begin practicing several stage routines that will highlight the 7 p.m. program on August 3 at the PHS theater. Participants will stay with Pullman families several days while rehearsing for the on-stage program.
Danielle Kallaher, program co-chair, said each participant will perform a talent number and participate in fitness and self-expression routines during the evening program. Thousands of dollars in awards and college scholarships will be announced at the state program.
The winner will serve as the Washington representative and will participate in the America’s Distinguished Young Woman program next summer in Mobile, Alabama.
Tickets are $20 and are available online at www.tututix.com/dyww and at the door the evening of the program.