Two young women, Maggie Taylor and Gentry Lewis, were awarded the Patriot Award at the October Board meeting for their accomplishments in the Lincoln County Distinguished Young Women (DYW) event that was held in September of this year. Mrs. Sheila Underwood, DYW chair, presented these two young ladies with the Patriot Award and spoke very highly of their accomplishments, determination, and character.
Maggie Taylor was awarded the DYW Winner and her title merited the 17-year-old brunette a $4,000 cash scholarship. As a winner in the self expression, talent and fitness preliminaries, Taylor received an additional $900 in cash scholarships, with $400 awarded for her winning piano performance of Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag” in talent and $250 presented for both the self expression and fitness wins. This brought her total award to $4900.
Gentry Lewis, the daughter of Charlie and Jill Lewis, received a $3,000 cash scholarship as runner-up, bringing her total for the night to $5,300. Lewis swept all of the preliminaries, earning an additional $1,000 cash scholarship as the overall scholastic achievement winner, a $400 scholarship in both talent and judges interview and a $250 scholarship in both fitness and self expression. Lewis’ talent presentation was a tap dance to “Little Bitty Pretty One.”
Congratulations to you both for such outstanding accomplishments!!