DYW winner

Curtis (right) is pictured with Mathner after being named the 2020 Distinguished Young Woman of Coffee County.

On Friday afternoon, three talented competitors took the stage in Enterprise High School’s Performing Arts Center to vie for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Coffee County.

Ashley-Sinclair Curtis, Elizabeth “Grace” Long and Ally Young, all seniors at Enterprise High School, rounded out this year’s field of competitors for the title. The contestants performed in three categories for a panel of five judges, demonstrating their abilities in self-expression, talent, and fitness; competitors were judged on scholastics and interview prior to Friday’s showcase.

More than $8,000 in scholarships was awarded to competitors after the judges tallied up their scores. Curtis received the Fitness Award, the Scholastic Award, the Interview Award, and the Talent Award. Long received the Be Your Best Self Essay Award and Spirit of DYW Award while Young received the Community Service Award and Self-Expression Award.

Curtis was selected as the 2020 Distinguished Young Woman of Coffee County after the competition’s conclusion. The daughter of Paul and Paula Curtis, she is a member of the Wildcats’ varsity golf team and serves as vice president of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of Alabama and Student Government Association groups at EHS. Curtis is a participant in the Coffee County Youth Leadership Program, the Scholar Bowl, the ASTRA Girls Club, Student 2 Student, and the National Honor Society; she is also a part of her church’s camera crew. Her talent in Friday’s program combined her love of tap dance and golf.

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