DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN: 10 teens to take the stage Saturday

COLUMBIA CITY — Returning for its 16th year, the Distinguished Young Woman program, formerly Junior Miss, will highlight 10 Whitley County high school senior girls.The program will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Columbia City High School.Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students kindergarten through 12th grade.Each of the participants will be scored in several categories. A panel interview, which will take place before the night’s program, is a 10-minute discussion with judges.In this interview, judges will be looking for perception, sense of values, clarity of expression, concern and ability in human relations.A three-person panel of educators will review and rate the transcripts of each participant, scoring them on their academic achievements.To read the rest of this story, see the Sept. 6 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.