Breanna Smoak, George County’s 2020 Distinguished Young Woman, will participate July 18-20 in the Mississippi DYW program in Meridian where the state title will be awarded on Saturday night.
The event will be held in Evangel Temple in Meridian. Tickets are available at the door or in advance.
Preliminary competition on Thursday and Friday nights include physical fitness and talent divisions. Other categories for judging are scholastic achievement, self expression and judges’ interview.
In the talent division, Breanna will preform a jazz dance routine “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”
The finals to award the state DYW title will be held on Saturday night.
Lucedale Fine Arts Club sponsors the local program each year when George County’s DYW is chosen. The local program was held on Feb. 23 to award the local title. Members of the club also hosted a send-off party for Breanna on June 30 at Second Chance Ministries.
While Breanna is in Meridian next week, Fine Arts members encourage all to send her correspondence at 35breannasmoak@msjr miss.com to wish her well in the competition. Or mail may be sent to her at P. O. Box 582, Meridian, MS 39302. No electronic greeting cards are allowed
Breanna is the daughter of Stephen and Gina Smoak. She is a senior at George County High School. She plans to attend the University of South Alabama. Her career goal is to be a pediatrician.
Her high school activities and honors include Beta Club, Key Club, Interact Club, SADD, Health Science program, Rebel dance team, FCA, Bible Club, talent shows and Homecoming maid.
Breanna has also represented George County as DYW at similar programs held in Greene, Forrest and Mobile counties and in Petal.
Local Fine Arts DYW co-chairmen are Audra Rouse and Kathy Smith.