The Distinguished Young Women of Montgomery County program was held October 11-12 at the Church at Chantilly. This year there were 26 participants from schools in Montgomery County. The girls practiced for 4 weeks on Sunday afternoons at Tonya Speed’s Dance Connection.
The preliminaries were held on Sunday October 11 at the 2:30 and 6:30 show which led to the final show on Monday October 12. Ella Beth Kirkland was named Distinguished Young Woman of Montgomery County. Ella Beth also received the award for top scholastics, self-expression and was the winner of the Spirit of DYW award, an award that is voted on by the participants. Ella Beth is a LAMP High School senior. Ella Beth will go on to represent Montgomery County at the State Distinguished Young Women program to be held in January.