Two Texas students received a $1,000 United States Savings Bond and the right to serve as a State Program Titleholder for one year. In all, more than $5,000 in awards and prizes were presented to various participants.
The Distinguished Youth Program is designed to recognize girls who rank high academically and who are leaders in their schools and communities. The judging criteria included scholastic record; service to school and community; personality projection; and interview.
“This program truly reflects the female youth of the 21st century,” said Warren Alexander, program founder. “The candidates are well-rounded, intelligent students. Sixty percent of the judging involves written resumes, with another significant portion being the interview with the judges.”
Guests featured in the program were the current Little Miss of Texas, Brittany Keaveny of Aquilla, and the current Young Miss of Texas, Kiera Kinnaird of Seagraves, and the reigning Miss Teen of America, Carlene Miller of Alden, N.Y.
Kaci was sponsored by Perez Welding, Anthony Perez, owner; Jennifer Moehr; Rudy and Sandra Castellano; Fred Chavez; and grandparents Sam and Mary Chavez