Distinguished Young Women OF Lee 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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Zalla Mccaffrey
Distinguished Young Woman of Lee County for 2024
Local Program Information

Class of 2025 Program

Date 1/6/2024

Location Tupelo Civic Auditorium

$TBA for Preliminaries on Date and Time TBA
$TBA for Finals on Date and Time TBA

Life-Changing Experience

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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2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Lee County

2025 Local Participants

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


2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Lee County

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Zalla Mccaffrey

University Preference
University of Southern Mississippi

Career Goal
To obtain a bachelor’s degree in special education; Teach children with special needs and learning difficulties

5A softball state runner up 3rd place in the Gumtree Festival short story contest

Saltillo Softball Reach Club president- an all inclusive club for individuals with special needs at Saltillo HighFellowship of Christian Athletes leader and in the FCA praise bandVolunteer with the Lee County Sheriffs Department's DARE program Anchor Club- service clubMake A Wish Club- raise money for Make A WishServing Sisters- service club Club 37- all girls Christian club

Work with the Shine Foundation Volunteer at events with the sheriff’s department in Lee County Various projects around my school with Anchor Club All inclusive basketball games for individuals with special needsSpecial Olympics

2025 Local Participants

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