MOUNT VERNON — Twenty-six Ohio High School senior girls arrived in Mount Vernon Saturday morning for the start of the 2014 Distinguished Young Women of Ohio week. The girls and their parents were welcomed to Mount Vernon by Mayor Richard Mavis who presented each girl with a key to the city, and Knox County Commissioner Teresa Bemiller.
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Virgil Shipley/News These Distinguished Young Women participants received preliminary awards when they arrived in Mount Vernon Saturday. From left, Jeanie McGarvey, Eastern Fairfield County, received the Stephen Zelkowitz communication award; Service Above Self awards were presented to Emily Malik, Northern Delaware County, $400; Leah Philipp, Greater Franklin County, and Sierra Gargac, Greater Lucas County, both $300. Service Above Self Awards were presented by Blake Fritz, in memory of his wife, Chloris.Purchase
Virgil Shipley/News Distinguished Young Women participants seated are Halle Moran, left, Mahoning County and Taylor Everhart, Central Franklin County. The high school seniors are guests this week of the Newell family, who are hosting for their first year. Standing from left are the Newells: Tanya; Lee; son, Lee, 15; and daughter, Elyse, 12.Purchase