Ander is new DYW

Published 6:21 pm Saturday, July 23, 2011

Andrianna Carpenter, Kathryn Williams, Ander Helms, Melanie Lloyd and Megan Rogers.

Ander Helms was named Covington County’s first Distinguished Young Woman in the scholarship and talent event Saturday night.

Helms, the daughter of Steve and Carla Helms, was the category winner in four of the event’s seven categories, including self-expression, talent, scholastics and interview.

Kathryn Williams was first alternate; Melanie Lloyd was second alternate; Megan Rogers was third alternate; and Andrianna Carpenter was fourth alternate.

Holly McGlaun was chosen by her peers as the winner of the spirit award. Greeley Foshee and Melanie Lloyd shared the Be Your Best Self Award for an essay contest judged separately from the event.