Woodard named 2018 DYW

Published 1:24 am Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Callen Woodard was named the 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of Covington County in the annual event held Saturday night.

Woodard, a rising senior at Andalusia High School, won both the scholastic and interview portions of the competition. She is the drum major of A Sound Tradition, SGA president, an Andalusia ambassador, and active in a number of civic organizations. For her talent, she played the flute.

Olivia Amerson, also a rising AHS senior, was first alternate, and Opp High School’s Clancy Stanfield was second alternate.

Rebecca Josey, fitness winner; Olivia Amerson, first alternate and talent winner; DYW 2018 Callen Woodard, who also won scholastic and interview; Clancy Stanfield, second alternate and self expression winner; and Sarah McClung and Riley Grace Lowery, who tied in the Be Your Best Self essay portion.

Amerson won the talent competition for her contemporary dance to “Crystallize.” She is the AHS colorguard captain, is a member of the concert band, SGA, usher Club and plays varsity softball.

Stanfield also won the self-expression portion of the competition. At OHS, she is a Bobcat ambassador, SGA president, and a varsity cheerleader. She also is active in First Baptist Church.

Other category winners were OHS’s Rebecca Josey, who won the fitness award and the spirit award; and Pleasant Home’Sarah McClung and Riley Grace Lowery, who tied for the Be your Best Self Award for their essays.