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Bella Wolfe named Woodford County’s DYW


BELLA WOLFE was named the 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Woodford County on Saturday, Aug. 11.  From left to right are: Addison Beck, third runner-up; Sissy Spasova, first runner-up; Bella; and second runner-up Sarah Karbach. (Photo by John Hemlepp)

The Distinguished Young Women Program held its scholarship program on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Anderson County High School Theatre.

The program concluded with Bella Wolfe being named the Distinguished Young Woman of Woodford County 2019. Bella is the daughter of Jeff and Angie Wolfe. Bella will represent Woodford County at the DYW state program in January.

The first runner-up was Sissy Spasova, second runner-up was Sarah Karbach, and third runner-up was Addison Beck. The Barbara Moraja Spirit of DYW award went to Addison Beck. This award was voted on by the participants for the young woman who they thought best exemplified what it means to be a Distinguished Young Woman.

The Be Your Best Self winner was Addison Beck and the runner-up was Sissy Spasova. These two participants were recognized for the most volunteer hours to their community along with an essay expressing what volunteering means to them. The Friends and Family awards went to Morgan Murray, overall winner, and Addison Beck, runner-up. The participants helped raise over $2,000 for the program. The Ethelwyn Matthews Above and Beyond Award was presented to Lucy Childers and Morgan Murray. This award was created for the young woman who goes “Above and Beyond” in preparation for the program, and this year we had a tie. Both these women constantly strove to do their best throughout practices and the program.

Individual awards were given in the following categories: Fitness: Savannah Karbach, Livia Rice, Esther Bradshaw; Self-Expression: Savannah Karbach, Bella Wolfe, Sissy Spasova; Talent: Bella Wolfe, Livia Rice, Esther Bradshaw; Interview: Sissy Spasova, Adie Preston, and Savannah Karbach. Scholastic finalists were Addison Beck and Bella Wolfe, and the overall Scholastic winner was Sissy Spasova. The Woodford County DYW organization awarded cash scholarships totaling $10,000 to above participants. In addition, participants and award winners are offered scholarship opportunities from several Kentucky colleges.

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