2016-09-24 / The Bullhorn

Bulldogs competing in Distinguished Young Women

By Sara Coates
Bullhorn Report er


RCS students Catie Mooney, Kailey Oakley, Chandler Warren, Allison Warren, Taylor Winstead, Taylor Davis, and Taylor Duncan are excited to participate in the Roxboro Distinguished Young Women program tonight. 
Photo by Carly Long RCS students Catie Mooney, Kailey Oakley, Chandler Warren, Allison Warren, Taylor Winstead, Taylor Davis, and Taylor Duncan are excited to participate in the Roxboro Distinguished Young Women program tonight. Photo by Carly Long Roxboro Community School (RCS) will have seven of its seniors competing in the Distinguished Young Women’s Scholarship (DYW) program this year.

The national scholarship program for young women will be held at the Kirby Theater in Uptown Roxboro today, Saturday, Sept. 24. This year’s RCS participants are, Taylor Davis, Taylor Duncan, Catie Mooney, Kailey Oakley, Allison Warren, Chandler Warren and Taylor Winstead.

RCS seniors have taken home the crown for the past two years. Havan Harris was crowned as DYW of Roxboro for 2015, and Alycia Parker was crowned as DYW of Roxboro for 2016.

Many of the girls decided to participate in DYW in hopes of gaining lifelong friends, as well as new skills. They all mentioned how close they have grown to the other participants throughout the program.

“Some of these girls I knew nothing about, but now I feel that I have really been able to get to know them and have gained so many new friends. I have also found greater confidence in myself,” said Davis.

Chandler Warren said that she had watched the program since she was a little girl and had always dreamed of participating.

Duncan has had many family members compete, as well as win, in previous years, so she went into DYW hoping to gain as much joy from the program as they did.

The program introduces many challenges. The hardest part for Davis has been learning and remembering new routines, because she is “not a dancer in any way.”

For Duncan, the hardest part has been speaking on the spot, “and actually remembering what I had planned to say,” she said.

Allison Warren has struggled the most with staying on top of politics and current events. She also expressed a fear of falling in her heels during the final performance.

All of the girls expressed how proud they are of themselves and how far they have been able to come.

Davis added that being able to put herself out there and perform in front of so many people is what specifically makes her proud.

“I normally try to avoid getting up and doing anything in front of a large crowd,” said Davis.

According to Duncan, being with such a wonderful group of girls and working so hard to progress has been the best part of the program.

“As the end is quickly approaching, I hope the bond we have formed will forever remain the same,” said Allison Warren.

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