Lamar County's Rebekah Williams won the 2020 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Scholarship Program Saturday night at Evangel Temple in Meridian. 

East Lauderdale County's Jodee Crane was third alternate and also won other scholarship awards.

Thirty-three high school senior girls from across the state participated in the program from Thursday through Saturday. Events included rehearsals, personal appearances, parties and three nights of competition.

The state program, which is held each summer in Meridian, is now in its 63rd year celebrating and spotlighting outstanding achievements of the state’s best and brightest high school girls. This year’s contenders competed for more than $28,900 in college scholarships.