ABERDEEN — Tierney Warren won the title of Aberdeen’s 2012 Distinguished Young Woman Saturday evening.
As the master of ceremonies said, “The DYW title winner is not just a competitor but a winner from a group of winners.”
The eight Aberdeen High School juniors were judged on interview, fitness, talent, self-expression and scholastics. They performed before a crowd that nearly filled the Aberdeen Middle School gymnasium.
Tierney not only won a $1,200 scholarship for the 2012 DYW title, she also won scholarships for interview, fitness and talent.
Kaelee Palmer won a $900 scholarship for earning Firth Runner-up. She also won scholarships for interview and fitness.
Second Runner-up was Cassie Escujuri. She won a $650 scholarship for her finish as well as scholarships for scholastic, self-expression and talent.
Third Runner-up was Kaitlin Wynn who won a $400 scholarship for this finish as well as a scholarship for scholastics.
Stephani Pratt took home the Be Your Best scholarship.
Stacy Roberts was awarded scholarships for Spirit and self-expression.
Outside of the four top awards, each award earned a $200 scholarship.
Kayla Kisner and Kaia Park also were candidates in these festivities.
The Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce has been sponsoring the Aberdeen DYW contest since 1961. Angie Ure, Aberdeen’s 1994 Junior Miss went on to become Idaho’s 1995 Junior Miss.
In June 2010, America’s Junior Miss program changed its name. It is now called Distinguished Young Woman.
The theme of Saturday night’s performance was “A Night in the City.” New York City buildings were outlined in lights.
One of the delights of the program was when girls of all ages were invited to be part of the “New York Fashion Show.” Girls from babies in arms through young teens modeled their fashion best onstage.