Distinguished Young Women OF Limestone County

is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholastics, leadership and talent in young women. Earn scholarships for higher education, personally develop through the DYW Life Skills Workshops, and make new friends from around the state.

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Christina Jones
Distinguished Young Woman of Limestone County for 2023
Local Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

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College scholarships are awarded at the state level and millions in college-granted scholarships are available nationally. The state representative will advance to the national program for the opportunity to compete for cash tuition scholarships. To participate, you must be in your junior of high school. Participants are evaluated in the areas of: scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression, and fitness.

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2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Limestone County

2024 Local Participants

These participants will take part in the up-coming local program.


2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Limestone County

Christina Jones

University Preference

Career Goal
United States Attorney General

2022 Athens-Limestone MLK essay contest (9-12 division) winner 3 time UCA All American cheerleader recipient News appearances (FOX 54, WAFF 48, WAAY 31, news courier) for podcast NHSCC Top 5 winner (3rd in 9th, 5th in 10th, and 2nd in 11th) Eagle Elite for the month of October in 10th grade Athens mayor’s youth commission member. (Extensive app. process) National Honor Society member 2nd place at 2022 ASCA speech competition ALA 2022 Alabama girls state delegate ALA 2022 girls nation Alabama senator

Freshman, sophomore, and senior class president AHS Cheer/comp cheer (6 years with 4 years varsity) Intern at ACS board of education SADD club; 11th: treasurer, 12th: Vice PresidentFCCLA; 11th: President, Beta club; 12th: leadership teamMember: SCA (4 yrs), DECA (2 yrs), NAHS (2 yrs), FBLA (2 yrs), Rho Kappa/honor history society (2 yrs), book/library club (2 yrs)Spanish club (2 yrs)

Athens Limestone Public library teen club member (event planning, etc)3 year tutor at the learn to read council of Athens Rho Kappa (history honor society) mental health week committee member Interact club; 11th: secretary (fundraising club to build water wells in Uganda)

2024 Local Participants

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Avery Paysinger
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalAttorney
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Caroline Russell
University PreferenceAlabama
Career GoalElementary Teacher
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