Joshua Morrison/News From left, Savannah Gilmore, second runner-up, Annika Kanuckel-Wolfe, overall winner and Lauren Keaton, first runner up.

Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon News

From left, Savannah Gilmore, second runner-up, Annika Kanuckel-Wolfe, overall winner and Lauren Keaton, first runner up. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — As Mother Nature’s cloudbursts flooded the area on Saturday, Memorial Theater was awash with personality, poise and performances during the finals of the 2018 Distinguished Young Women of Knox County Scholarship program.

A total of eleven accomplished seniors from area schools, including Clear Fork High School, Danville High School, East Knox High School and Mount Vernon High School, competed for thousands of dollars in cash awards and scholarships in five categories. While the interview and scholastic categories were evaluated prior to Saturday’s finale, the audience was privileged to witness the talent, fitness and self-expression portions of the program.

The overall winner was Annika Kanuckel-Wolfe of MVHS; first runner-up Lauren Keaton is also a senior at MVHS; and second runner-up Savannah Gilmore attends EKHS.

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  • Joshua Morrison/News Mary Elizabeth Harris flings her tiara during her talent portion of the Distinguished Young Woman of Knox County program.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Abbie Fisher’s talent was creating a chemical reaction using hydrogen peroxide adding some liquid soap to make “elephant toothpaste.”
  • Joshua Morrison/News Finishing up their dance routine, the eleven 2018 Distinguished Young Women of Knox County contestants pose. Back row from left, Annika Kanuckel-Wolfe, Veronica Morgan, Morgan Pryor, Ashlee Hulse, Abbie Fisher,  Lauren Keaton, Cassandra Vaughn and Addison Wills. Front row, from left, Gennette Saciri, Savannah Gilmore, Mary Elizabeth Harris and 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of Knox County, Sophia Oster.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Sophia Oster performs one last time as 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of Knox County on the Memorial Theater stage on Saturday night.

 

Pam Schehl: 740-397-5333 or pschehl@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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