CCHS senior competes at DYW state

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School senior, Michaela Thomas, will be competing at the state level of the Distinguished Young Women Program (DYW), formally known as Junior Miss. Thomas’ name replaces 2011 winner, Cassandra Petrie. Pamela Thompson, co-coordinator of the Whitley County franchise of the DYW, will join Thomas on her trip to Kokomo as she becomes the county’s 48th representative to attend the competition.“She is a joy to work with,” said Thompson.A send off party for will be held for Thomas at Columbia City High School this Friday at 3:30 p.m. Thomas will spend the week in Kokomo and return Feb. 26.For more information on DYW, call Pam Thompson at 244-7467.___For a more in depth look at this story, see the Feb. 15 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.