Amy Kate Smith Wins $1800+ in Scholarships at Distinguished Young Woman

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Last night was a special night for three outstanding young women of Anderson County.  The 35th Annual Distinguished Young Woman of Anderson County was held last night at the Anderson County High School Theater where Carly Lynch, Amy Kate Smith, and Kaylee Snow got to perform and celebrate their talents and achievements to earn scholarships for college.

Known previously as Anderson County Junior Miss, the program’s mission is to promote education through scholarship opportunities and personal development.  The program nationally sees over 5000 participants each year where top achievers can earn tens of thousands of dollars worth of cash scholarships on top of college offered ones.

For this year’s event, McKenna Lewis, 2015 Junior Miss, hosted the program while the three who entered this year did a number of performances including singing, playing an instrument and even a choreographed exercise routine.  The judges also looked beyond talent and evaluated their interview ability, scholastic achievement, and writing ability.

Carly Lynch took runner-up for the 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of Anderson County as well as winning the Scarlett Miller Spirit Award.  Together, she earned $1050 in cash scholarships as well as a number of scholarships from various colleges.

Amy Kate Smith was this year’s distinguished young woman and also won the fitness, self-expression, creative and performing arts, interview, and the Bobby Hyatt Be Your Best Self Award.  She won a total of $1800 of cash scholarships and a number of great college offered scholarships.

Presenting the awards was this past year’s Distinguished Young Woman of Anderson County, Brooklyn Carpenter.  Together with a number of past winners and participants, including performances by Katy Carmichael and Brooklyn, the audience got to see just how incredibly talented Anderson County really is.

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