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Easley, SC Teen to Promote “Be Your Best Self” Message During Nationwide Outreach Event

April 25, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Easley, SC Teen to Promote “Be Your Best Self” Message During Nationwide Outreach Event

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Participants of Distinguished Young Women programs across the country join together to inspire the lives of young people

Mobile, Ala. (Monday, April 25, 2016) – Tara Moore, Distinguished Young Woman of SC, will join with young women across the nation April 25-29 in celebrating National Be Your Best Self Week, a national outreach event sponsored by Evonik and presented by Distinguished Young Women. Moore will visit Upstate Carolina Dance Center on Tuesday, April 26 at 4 p.m. to present the program’s simple message geared toward inspiring young people to lead successful and productive lives.

The senior at Powdersville High School will use her personal experiences and unique talents to create and deliver a presentation designed to develop leaders for the future. Be healthy, be involved, be studious, be ambitious and be responsible are the five elements that help define what it truly means to Be Your Best Self and are the principles upon which the outreach program is based. Young people who agree to accept the Be Your Best Self challenge will complete pledge cards as a personal commitment to live by the program’s five principles.

Founded in 1987, the Be Your Best Self program is the official outreach program of Distinguished Young Women. In keeping with the Distinguished Young Women mission, the outreach program provides an opportunity for participants to beneficially impact the lives of others in their communities, specifically young boys and girls. The simple and practical message of the Be Your Best Self program is carried across the country through dynamic and engaging presentations created by Distinguished Young Women participants at all levels (local, state and national).

Moore will travel to Mobile, Ala. in June to participate in the 59th annual Distinguished Young Women National Finals. She will gain life experience through a series of activities and events while preparing to compete for cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent the program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2016.

About Distinguished Young Women

Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. During its 58 years of operation, the program has provided life-changing experiences for more than 740,000 young women. Distinguished Young Women has provided more than $106 million in cash scholarships and $1.1 billion in college granted scholarship opportunities annually to program participants at the local, state and national level. Previously known as America’s Junior Miss, the program announced its new name in June 2010.

The mission of Distinguished Young Women is to positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent. National sponsors include the City of Mobile, Mobile County, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, The Alabama Department of Tourism, Alabama Power Foundation, Encore Rehabilitation, Wintzell's Oyster House, Master Boat Builders, Regions Financial Corporation, Evonik and Alabama Media Group.

For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Amelia, National Headquarters Communications Director (251-438-3621, or visit Find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.



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