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From left, Blake Fritz, a longtime Distinguished Young Women supporter, now in memory of his wife, Chloris, presented preliminary awards to three of the Ohio high school seniors in an opening ceremony Saturday. Second from left is Julia Shappert, Pickaway County, the $100 Zelkowitz Communication Award winner. She is also one of the preliminary winners of the Be Your Best Self award along with, center, Sienna Gerdeman, Northern Putman County and Megan Menapace, left, Western Delaware County.
From left, Blake Fritz, a longtime Distinguished Young Women supporter, now in memory of his wife, Chloris, presented preliminary awards to three of the Ohio high school seniors in an opening ceremony Saturday. Second from left is Julia Shappert, Pickaway County, the $100 Zelkowitz Communication Award winner. She is also one of the preliminary winners of the Be Your Best Self award along with, center, Sienna Gerdeman, Northern Putman County and Megan Menapace, left, Western Delaware County. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
February 18, 2013 10:34 am EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — Twenty-five high school senior girls from around Ohio came to Mount Vernon Saturday for the start of the Distinguished Young Women of Ohio Scholarship Program. They were introduced in a ceremony in the ballroom of the Memorial Theater that was heard on WMVO Radio.

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Work for this weekend’s program started Saturday afternoon with rehearsals for the fitness routine — a fast-paced aerobic routine to test physical condition. Saturday evening, a get-acquainted dinner took place in the dining room of the Memorial Building.

Sunday morning the girls and their host families attended church services at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with lunch at the Parish House. Sunday afternoon each of the girls had a run through of their talent followed by dinner at the dining room. Rehearsals continue today along with social engagements including luncheons with area community-service clubs. Tonight, the girls and their host parents will be guests for dinner at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

The DYW program will be Friday at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Theater and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at First-Knox National Bank’s main branch through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, and at the theater’s box office on Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.


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