Makenzie Stone

The competition, which features interview, talent, fitness, academics and self expression categories, is a highly recognized program which offers scholarships for those named distinguished young women.

However, as with most large gatherings, this year’s DWY competition is going to be a bit different due to the coronavirus limiting attendance and making social interaction difficult. Last Saturday, Starkville High School senior and Distinguished Young Woman of Starkville Makenzie Stone headed to the Evangel Temple in Meridian to compete, not for a crowd of people, but for a camera. This year’s competition is being filmed in stages, and the footage will be compiled into a live stream broadcast in September.

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