March 18, 2016 6:30 a.m.
On Saturday the Distinguished Young Woman of Douglas County and the Distinguished Young Woman of the Umpqua Valley will be selected.
Fourteen girls from Roseburg High School along with three other high school juniors from around the county are part of the annual event. The girls will be competing for the two overall titles and for eleven separate scholarships.
The two title winners will advance to compete for the Oregon Distinguished Young Woman title this summer.
The Distinguished Young Women’s program is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school girls. It used to be called America’s Junior Miss, but the name was changed several years ago.
The event will be held in the Jacoby Auditorium of Umpqua Community College on Saturday starting at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at While Away Books or Makena Beach Tan. They will also be sold at the door.
Girls competing include: Maria Bailey, Sierra Bladorn, Tevida Deng, Mikenna Blumenthal, Alexis Dettrich, Haley Burgan, Samantha Kateley, Bekah Reid, Stell Jacobson, Naomi Chasteen, Isabel Jacobson, Cara Painter, Amber Moore, Taylor Brooks, Olivia Gohman, Carissa Erickson, and Emily Warren.