MOUNT VERNON — Members of Soroptimists International of Mount Vernon and Knox County were pleased to host Distinguished Young Women participants and their host mothers for a luncheon at the Alcove on Thursday. An international volunteer service organization, Soroptimists work to improve the lives of women and girls locally and around the globe.
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Alan Reed/News Gathering for a photo following a luncheon Thursday at The Alcove with Soroptimist International are participants in the 2014 Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program, from left, Crysten Moore of Central Montgomery County, Eleanor Smith of Western Franklin County, Soroptimist International President Lee Thomas, Makayla Arnold of Richland County and Leah Brausch of Clinton County. Purchase
Virgil Shipley/News Emily Messer, Distinguished Young Women participant from Lorain County, interacts with a young boy at New Hope Head Start on Thursday. Purchase
Emily Weaver/News Ohio Distinguished Young Women contestants prepared for their Thursday evening dress rehearsal for tonight’s evening program. The contestants are, top row, from left, Autumn Watkins, Summer Soltis and Sarah Chipps. Middle row, from left, Alexis Haycock, Kaylee Piatt and Stephanie Gase. Bottom row, from left, Dominique Johnson, Cassandra Gibbs and Lilith Freed. Purchase