One year after debuting in Clark County with its new name, the Distinguished Young Women program, formerly known as Junior Miss, will debut a few more changes this Friday.
For more than 10 years, the program has been staged in August, but committee chairwoman Donna Fuller said the program will be in June this year to help students focus on the competition without school and extracurricular activities. The program will feature a new emcee, Clark County Attorney Brian Thomas, who has performed in the program in previous years. He will replace long-time emcee JoEllen Reed.
“The one thing that remains is our dedication to this program and these girls to make this experience for each young lady an enjoyable one,” Fuller wrote in a letter to the Sun.
The goal, Fuller said, is still to teach young women to be confident, and learn to always give their best.
“No matter the outcome, life will go on for these young ladies. What’s important is that they will hopefully walk away smiling and feeling confident because they succeeded in doing their best,” Fuller wrote.