Trussville teen participates in upcoming Distinguished Young Women of Alabama program

From reports by The Tribune staff

TRUSSVILLE – A Trussville teenager will attend the upcoming Distinguished Young Women of Alabama program, which will be held January 20-21, 2023 in Montgomery at the Frazer United Methodist Church.

Anne Stewart Rogers (photo courtesy of Becky Rogers)

Anne Stewart Rogers, the Distinguished Young Woman of Jefferson County for 2023, is a senior at Hewitt-Trussville High School. She was selected to represent Jefferson County in July and has been working hard to prepare for the upcoming state program. She would like to thank the Jefferson County DYW Committee Chair, the Board of Directors, the volunteers and other county participants, and what is now the largest support team for their encouragement.

High school seniors from across Alabama will unite in Montgomery for the Distinguished Young Women of Alabama program, which will be held at the Frazer United Methodist Church. The girls will arrive in Montgomery and live with host families in the Montgomery River region. There they will visit various groups and community facilities while simultaneously preparing for the program.

Contestants compete for $32,000 in bar scholarships and over $2 million in college scholarships and have the opportunity to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama.

The participating young women are judged by a five-person jury in the following categories: Scholastics (25%), Interview (25%), Fitness (15%), Self-expression (15%) and Talent (20%). . The competitor selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama will advance to the national level at the 66th Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile, Alabama in June 2023, where she will join 49 other state officials to compete for cash scholarships and the opportunity to serve on the program as a To represent the Distinguished Young Woman of America.

Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. It has provided life-changing experiences to more than 775,000 young women nationwide and more than $112 million in local, state and national bar scholarships. In addition to monetary scholarships, Distinguished Young Women participants are eligible for college scholarships from over 100 colleges and universities. More than $1 billion in college scholarships were provided last year, some of which included full tuition, room and board for top-tier institutions.

For more information on the National Distinguished Young Women Program, contact Tara Principe, National Communications Director, at 251-438-3621, [email protected], or visit

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