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

Where:
Location Tupelo Civic Auditorium

Tickets:
$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.

Participants

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Lee County

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Zalla Mccaffrey
From
Guntown

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

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

Activites:
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

Additional:
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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Taylor Douglass
CityGuntown
University PreferenceMississippi State University
Career GoalI Want To Graduate College And Become An Elementary English Teacher.
TalentVocal
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Salma Kamal
CityTupelo
University PreferenceMississippi State University
Career GoalMechanical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Computer Science Engineer
TalentMonologue
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Jazmin Quiej
CityTupelo
University PreferenceMississippi State University
Career GoalPediatrician
TalentVocal
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