Junior Adriana Holbrook has received the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Cobb County for the class of 2020.
Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women (Former Junior Miss) is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. It has provided life-changing experiences for more than 765,000 young women across the country and more than $108 million in cash scholarships at the local, state, and national levels.
Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. The participants are evaluated in five categories: scholastics, interview, self-expression, fitness, and talent.
Adriana earned the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Cobb County on March 16 during the Atlanta At-Large showcase and will be participating in the weeklong state program from July 14-18, which will culminate with the state final competition on July 19 and 20 at the Marietta Performing Arts Center in Marietta. Twenty-two representatives of various cities and counties in the state will take part in the competition. The state winner will compete in the National Finals to be held in Mobile, Alabama, later in the summer.
"Being a part of this program has been such an honor!" said Adriana. "I have met wonderful people and can't wait to spend time with the girls I met during our orientation two weeks ago. I hope to shine the light of Jesus at State in July! I'm thankful for everyone who is cheering me on and supporting me through this process."