It's DYW Weekend! | Distinguished Young Women Lee County Alabama | Lauren Beesley Photography

It's DYW Weekend! | Distinguished Young Women Lee County Alabama | Lauren Beesley Photography

In August, I was so happy to volunteer for the Distinguished Young Women program in Lee County! This program offers the opportunity for rising high school seniors to earn scholarships in different areas like Interview, Talent, Fitness, Scholarship, and Self Expression. So many talented and intelligent and beautiful young women participated and earned scholarships, and in the end, Miss Camille Anders was named Lee County’s new Distinguished Young Woman!

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3 Things the Distinguished Young Women (Formerly Junior Miss) Program Taught Me | Lauren Beesley Photography

3 Things the Distinguished Young Women (Formerly Junior Miss) Program Taught Me | Lauren Beesley Photography

In addition to making new friends, developing key life skills like effective communication, and earning scholarship money that helped me finance my Auburn University education, maybe my most important takeaway is what this program helped my teenage self finally realize

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