Scholarship, leadership and talent embodied in Tennessee teen selected as Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2011

Will serve as national representative of 54 year old program for high school girls

Mobile, Ala. (June 25, 2011) – On Saturday, June 25, Katye Brock of Tullahoma, Tennessee was named the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2011 and presented with a cash scholarship of $40,000 at the conclusion of the Distinguished Young Women National Finals.

Brock earned preliminary competition awards in the talent, fitness, self-expression and interview categories totaling $4,000 in additional cash scholarships.

Following a selection process that began in her home state of Tennessee, Brock traveled to Mobile, Ala. along with 49 other state representatives to participate in community activities and prepare for the 54th annual national competition. Brock amassed a total of $51,200 in cash scholarships through her participation in the Distinguished Young Women program at the local, state and national levels.

In addition to serving as the national representative of Distinguished Young Women for the next year, Brock will attend the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and pursue undergraduate studies in International Studies.

“I can't see how the judges picked me," said Brock. "It's so overwhelming and I am so excited about starting the year ahead.”

Brock attended Tullahoma High School in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Other participants receiving top awards in the 2011 Distinguished Young Women National Finals include the following: Danielle DuBose, Alabama – First Runner Up; Hannah Roberts, Mississippi – Second Runner Up; Devin Kerns, Oklahoma – Finalist; Alex Gulino, Louisiana – Finalist; Jacky Arness, North Dakota – Finalist; Trish Paskov, Wisconsin – Finalist; Judy Hong, Texas – Finalist; Caitlin Mosley, Florida – Finalist; Sarah Oldham, Utah – Finalist.

About Distinguished Young Women
The mission of Distinguished Young Women, formerly America’s Junior Miss, is to positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent.

Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. It has provided life-changing experiences for more than 700,000 young women across the country and more than $93 million in cash scholarships at the local, state and national level. In addition to cash scholarships, Distinguished Young Women participants are eligible for college-granted scholarships from almost 200 colleges and universities.

For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Stephanie Bradford (251-622-5335, or visit

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