Meridian Star


February 2, 2014

Distinguished Young Women

Meridian & Lauderdale County programs set for Feb. 8


MERIDIAN — Contestant: Jamie Renee’ Chaney

School: West Lauderdale High School

Parents: Michael Chaney & Sharon Blythe

Career Goal: Undecided

College Choice: Mississippi State University

Activities/Honors: Member of Northcrest Baptist Church and Youth Group, Velocity Youth Choir, History Club, Mighty Knight Marching Band, Band Color Guard Captain, WLHS Band Co-Chaplain, Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, Student Council, Junior National Honor Society

Talent: Rifle Spinning to “Human” by Christina Perri

Contestant: Katherine Lindsey Hollister

School: Southeast Lauderdale High School

Parents: Kelly Hollister & Cassandra Singleton

Career Goal: Career in law

College Choice: The University of Mississippi

Activities/Honors: Debs Social Service Club, The Queen City Junior Civitan Club, Highland Baptist Church Youth Group, Student Council, High School Annual Staff, SADD, Beta Club, HOSA, Spanish Club, High School Prom Committee

Talent: Vocal presentation “We’ve Got to Get America Back to God” by Jerry Thompson

Contestant: Savannah Faith Hutcheson

School: West Lauderdale High School

Parents: Charles Hutcheson and Denise Winborn

Career Goal: Nursing or Paramedics

College Choices: University of Mississippi

Activities/Honors: Administrative Assistant -History Club, School Chorus, Church Youth Chorus

Talent: Vocal presentation to “When You Believe” from Prince of Egypt

Contestant: Hayley Nicole Rank

School: Lamar High School

Parents: Ronnie and Cheryl Rank

Career Goal: Dermatologist

College Choice: Washington University

Activities/Honors: Dusty Social Service Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, First Baptist Youth, Carol Merrill Dance Company, Lamar Varsity Tennis, Lamar Book Club, Decorating Committee for Dusty Social Service Club, Soccer, Meridian Little Theater, Cheerleading

Talent: Jazz Dance to “Big Noise “by Bette Midler”

Contestant: Morgan Ross

School: Meridian Christian Home Educators

Parents: Jim and Cindy Ross

Career Goal: Metallurgical Engineering

College Choice: University of Alabama

Activities/Honors: Boys and Girls Club Mentor, Habitat for Humanity, 30 Hour Famine Project, Meridian Christian Home Educators Volleyball Team, Meridian Christian Home Educators Tennis Team, Meridian Swim Team, Stage 2 Teen Theater Group, Aineo–Highland Baptist Church Youth Choir, Meridian Christian Home Educators Prom Committee, Super Summer Leadership School

Talent: Piano performance “Sabre Dance” by Aram Khachaturian

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