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Turner Reynolds named Woodford County’s DYW


TURNER REYNOLDS, center, was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Woodford County on Saturday, Aug. 19. At left is Olivia Back, first runner-up, and at right is second runner-up Rebekah Hall.  (Photo by John Hemlepp)

The Distinguished Young Women Program held its scholarship program on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Anderson County High School Theatre. The program concluded with Turner Reynolds being named the Distinguished Young Woman of Woodford County 2018. Turner is the daughter of Keli and Jeremy Reynolds. She will represent Woodford County at the DYW program in January. The first runner-up was Olivia Back and the second runner-up was Rebekah Hall. The Barbara Moraja Spirit of DYW award went to Kristen Taylor. This award was voted on by the participants for the young woman who best exemplified what it means to be a Distinguished Young Woman. The Be Your Best Self winner was Turner Reynolds and the runner-up was Emily DeBold. These two participants were recognized for contributing the most volunteer hours to their community along with writing an essay expressing what volunteering means to them. The Friends and Family awards went to Hannah Iglehart, overall winner, and Lauren Smiley, runner-up. The participants helped raise over $1,300 for the program. The Ethelwyn Matthews Above and Beyond Award was presented to Annie Gill. This award was created for the young woman who goes “Above and Beyond” in her preparation for the program. She constantly strives to do her best through practice and perseverance. Individual awards were given in the following categories: Fitness: Olivia Back, Rebekah Hall, and Kassie Cook; Self-Expression: Turner Reynolds, Annie Gill, and Olivia Back; Talent: Turner Reynolds, Hannah Iglehart, and Olivia Back; Interview: Turner Reynolds, Olivia Back, and Emily DeBold. Scholastic finalists were Lauren Smiley and Makayla Devore, and the overall Scholastic winner was Turner Reynolds. These participants earned over $9,000 in cash scholarships from the Woodford County DYW organization along with receiving scholarship opportunities from four Kentucky colleges.

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