By: Angela Gurley, <> 
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 11:55 AM

Bibb County High School senior Alana Bottsford has been chosen as the Distinguished Young Woman of Bibb County for 2018.  Bottsford competed with 9 other rising high school seniors for the title.  The program was held on July 15th at the Bibb County Board of Education auditorium.
Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future.
This year, the Bibb County chapter gave almost $10,000 in cash tuition scholarships to the 10 participants.  Award amounts are based on the performance in each of the 5 categories.  The categories are Scholastics, Interview, Talent, Fitness and Self-Expression.  All of the money awarded is donated by surrounding businesses and individuals.
Contestants participating must be rising high school seniors who reside within Bibb County. The 1st Alternate was Tessa Tryon, (Bibb County High School) and 2nd Alternate was Maci Wallace, (Bibb County High School).
In January, Bottsford will represent Bibb County at the state competition in Montgomery, AL.  She will join over 60 other local winners for a chance to win the state title.  The Distinguished Young Women program gives over $1.5 billion nationally in college scholarships each year.

Any girls interested in participating in the Class of 2019 program should contact
Kristin Lowery, ( for more information.
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