MARYSVILLE — High school senior girls from across Ohio will join together in Marysville for the Distinguished Young Women of Ohio program to be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9 and 10 at Veterans Auditorium in Marysville. Participants will compete for over $18,000 in college scholarships and the opportunity to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of Ohio for 2020.
Distinguished Young Women of Ohio welcomes Grace Allen and Marissa Hauke of Mount Vernon.
The program is open to the public and will begin at 3 p.m. on both days. Tickets will be available at the door pre-show.
The 19 young women competing will be evaluated by a panel of five judges in the following categories: Scholastics (25 percent), Interview (25 percent), Talent (20 percent), Fitness (15 percent), and Self-Expression (15 percent). The participant selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Ohio will advance to the national level at the 63rd Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile, Ala., on June 25-27, 2020, where she will join with 50 other representatives from across the country in competing for cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent the program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America.
Allen’s activities include dance, band, Key Club. She is the saxophone section leader for her band the last two years, a member of National Honor Society and is in the top 10 percent of her class. After high school she plans to attend University of Akron and major in chemical engineering.
Hauke is involved in dance and a member of National Honor Society. She is active in her church and helps volunteer with the summer school sack lunch program. She plans to attend Oral Roberts University the fall of 2020.