2017-10-07 / The Bullhorn

Bulldogs dominate Distinguished Young Women Program

By Sara Coates
Bullhorn Report er

Elena Meiggs, Distinguished Young Woman of Roxboro for 2018 
Photo By Liana Slaughter Elena Meiggs, Distinguished Young Woman of Roxboro for 2018 Photo By Liana Slaughter On Saturday, Sept. 23, Roxboro Community School (RCS) senior Elena Meiggs was named Distinguished Young Woman of Roxboro for 2018, taking home four preliminary awards.

She is the fourth consecutive senior from RCS to receive this honor.

Senior Jenna Clayton was named first runner up this year, taking home five preliminary awards.

Senior Madison Satterfield was named second runner up, garnering two preliminary awards, including overall scholastics.

Senior Emmey Cobb was named third runner up, earning three preliminary awards, as well as the Be Your Best Self Award.

In addition to the top four scorers, senior Lexi Bowen received three preliminary awards, as well as the Sarah Elizabeth Morton Spirit Award.

Senior Madalynn Bailey took home two preliminary awards and senior Jalen Blanks earned the Young Entrepreneur Award.

According to Meiggs, receiving her title was “an honor,” however; it was an honor that she “was not expecting.”

“When I heard the emcees [John Evans and Nina Newell Dunn] call out ‘contestant number 12,’ my first reaction was shock,” said Meiggs.

Agreeing with Meiggs, Clayton said that her win was “shocking” because she “didn’t expect to win as much as [she] did.” Cobb went on to say she felt “so blessed to have received any title” and that she was “so thankful the judges saw something special in [her.]”

“I sobbed in my car all the way home from my interview because I didn’t want to see this program come to an end,” explained Satterfield, who said she was very proud of herself for receiving such a special title.

Meiggs said she would encourage all rising senior girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women Program.

To those interested, Meiggs said, “You will find you are more capable than you think.”

For those who do participate next year, Meiggs wants to make sure they never hesitate to ask her or her fellow contestants any questions.

Meiggs said she feels “truly blessed to have the opportunity to represent such a great group of girls.”

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