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.
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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