Meridian Star


February 2, 2014

Distinguished Young Women

Meridian & Lauderdale County programs set for Feb. 8


MERIDIAN — Contestant: Tatum Bradley Dye

School: Lamar School

Parents: Bradley and Gena Dye

Career Goal: Liberal Arts

College Choice: Belmont University

Activities/Honors: Dusty Social Service Club President, Dusty Social Service Club Vice President, First Presbyterian Church Youth Group, Varsity Soccer Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Piano Lessons,

Babysitting, Yearbook Staff

Talent: Piano Selection “La Velocité” by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller

Contestant: Mayah Janae Emerson

School: Meridian High School

Parents: Albert Emerson Jr. and Katricia Emerson

Career Goal: Education/High School Principal

College Choice: Mississippi State University

Activities/Honors: Meridian High School Wildcat Band Drum Major, Vice President of MHS Wildcat Players, National Honor Society, Vice President of Junior Civitan Community Service Club, MHS Junior Class Majority Representative, Church Praise Team, Delta G.E.M.S, Former MHS Wildcat Band Color Guard Captain

Talent: Vocal Presentation of “At Last” by Etta James

Contestant: Ann Morgan Lamar

School: Lamar High School

Parents: Alan and Lou Ann Lamar

Career Goal: Play Therapist

College Choice: University of Mississippi

Activities/Honors: Legislative Page - House, Lt. Governor and Governor, Dusty Social

Service Club - 12th Grade Rep., Founder of  Yellow Roses Bible Study, High School Cheerleader, Soccer and Tennis, First Baptist Church Youth Choir Tour, Fellowship of  Christian Athletes, MS School of Protocol and Etiquette, USTA-Junior Team State Champion Player

Talent: Jazz Dance “Jet Set”, from Broadway’s Catch Me If You Can by Marc Shaiman

Contestant: Elizabeth Payton Lippert

School: Russell Christian Academy

Parents: Larry & Kim Lippert

Career Goal: Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Coaching

College Choice: University of Southern Mississippi or William Carey University

Activities/Honors: Fellowship of Christian Athletes Vice President, Honor’s Society, Westwood Baptist Church Youth Group and Youth Choir, Church, Association, and State Bible Drills, RCA Headmaster’s Council, Student Ministry Team, Xplosion Tournament Fastpitch, Varsity Fastpitch Softball, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Cheerleader

Talent: Pitching Presentation

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