Meridian Star


February 17, 2013

Distinguished Young Women

Local high school girls vie for Meridian, Lauderdale County titles


MERIDIAN — Jennifer Brooke Hunter

High School: Lamar High School

Career Goals: Forensic Crime Scene Investigator

College Choices: University of Illinois

Activities/Honors: Dusty Social Service Club * National Beta Club * Carol Merrill Academy of Dance Performance Company * Meridian Little Theater * Lamar High School Raiderettes Dance Team 2009-2011 * Mu Alpha Theta * Jeans for Teens

Talent: Ballet Dance en Pointe to "Danse Macabre" by Camille Saint-Saëns

Mia Madeline Hall

High School: Meridian High School

Career Goals: Television Writer and Producer

College Choices: New York University

Activities/Honors: Dusty Social Service Club * Junior Civitan Vice President * RAT Pack Performer * Bob Westbrook Vocal Performer * Meridian Little Theater Performer * Carol Merrill Performance Company * Mary Alpha Performance Company * Challenger League Assistant * Lamar High School Cheerleader * Cambiata Choir Vocalist

Talent: Vocal Presentation (opera) to "Vole Mon Ange" by Frank Wildhorn

Sarah Claire McCraw

High School: Meridian High School

Career Goals: Doctor of Osteopathy

College Choices: University of Mississippi

Activities/Honors: Member of the Mediator Episcopal Church * Active Member of the Mediator Episcopal Youth * Youth Advisory Committee for Meridian High School * Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Meridian High * Leadership Lauderdale Youth * Dusty Social Service Club * Meridian Little Theatre * Meridian High School Varsity Cheerleading * Carol Merrill Academy Performance Company * Community Dance Project with Moscow Ballet

Talent: Jazz Dance to "Here I Am" Broadway's Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels by David Yazbek

Lauren Nicole Gaddie

High School: Meridian High School

Career Goals: Pharmacist

College Choices: University of Mississippi

Activities/Honors: Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church Youth * National Honors Society * The National Society of High School Scholars * Fellowship of Christian Athletes * MHS Junior Civitan Club * Dusty Social Service Club * Youth Advisory Committee * MHS Varsity Cheerleading

Talent: Flute Solo to "Little Serenade" by Joseph Haydn

Margaret Grace Griffin

High School: Meridian High School

Career Goals: Education or Optometry

College Choices: University of Mississippi

Activities/Honors: National Honor Society * Dance, CMA Competitive Company Member * Meridian High School Varsity Cheerleader * St. Patrick Church Youth/Parish School Religion * YAC (Youth Advisory Council) Officer * Dusty Social Service Club Junior Class Representative * Fellowship of Christian Athletes * Meridian Little Theatre Productions Cast Member * St. Patrick Catholic Church Liturgical Dancer * Challenger League Volunteer

Talent: Jazz Dance to "It's About That Walk" by Prince

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