Meridian Star


February 17, 2013

Distinguished Young Women

Local high school girls vie for Meridian, Lauderdale County titles


MERIDIAN — Meridian contestants include:

Diana Marie Gordon

High School: Meridian High School

Career Goals: Psychiatric Doctor

College Choices: Mississippi State University

Activities/Honors: Historian of the YAC Club for Gear Up * Attends Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church * Member of the Meridian High Volleyball Team * Member of the MHS Yearbook Staff * Attended CMA School of Dance * Captain of the JV Cheerleading Squad at MHS * Member of the MHS National Honor Society * Member of the MHS Band * Diamond Girl for the Meridian High Baseball Team * Member of the MHS Video Production Staff

Talent: Lyrical Dance to "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera

Rose Marie Lau

High School: Meridian High School

Career Goals: Adolescent Therapist with an Emphasis in Art

College Choices: University of Southern Mississippi

Activities/Honors: Stage 2 Teen Theatre Group * Meridian Museum of Art with Mrs. Marsha Iverson * Dance with Meridith Jones-Mary Alpha School of Dance * Voice with Dr. Bob Hermetz * Cambiata Youth Choir * Dusty Social Service Club * Meridian Little Theatre Musical Productions * Savannah College of Art and Design Summer Program * Oklahoma City University Summer Musical Program * Boot Camp Class at Anderson's Fitness Center

Talent: Lyrical Ballet to "Papa Can You Hear Me?" (musical Yentl) by Michel Legrand

Ali Nicole Acord

High School: Meridian High School

Career Goals: Political Science

College Choices: University of Mississippi

Activities/Honors: Northcrest Baptist Church Choir * Velocity Youth Choir at Northcrest Baptist * Drum Major of the Wildcat Marching Band * Meridian High School's Web Page Staff * Meridian High School's Reverie Staff * Fellowship of Christian Athletes * National Honor Society * Leadership Lauderdale Youth * Chaplain of Meridian's Junior Civitan * Member of the Meridian High School Wind Ensemble

Talent: Piano Solo to "Solfeggietto" by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Bethany Jean Miller

High School: Calvary Christian School

Career Goals: Computer Forensics

College Choices: University of Alabama-Birmingham

Activities/Honors: Competitive Dancer at Amy's School of Dance * Calvary Christian Cheerleader * Student Government * Church Youth Group * Calvary Christian School Softball Team * Children's Choir Assistant * HOBY participant * 30hr Famine Participant * MLT Youth Productions * Yearbook Staff

Talent: Musical Theater Dance to "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by Bette Midler

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