“Through this process, each second of time preparing has shown me what that truly means,” Blaylock said.
On April 2, Blaylock was named Webster County’s DYW 2017, and she will compete for the state title July 14-17 at the Temple Theatre in Meridian. She is the daughter of Stan and Lyn Blaylock of Eupora.
“I think Greer will be a wonderful representative for Webster County,” said Sally Johnson, the At-Large contestant coordinator for the Distinguished Young Woman Program of Mississippi.
Because Webster County does not have an official DYW program, Blaylock competed as part of the “At-Large” program. There are five counties represented in the State Program from the At-Large DYW program, including: Webster, Lincoln, Hinds, Smith and Lowndes. DYW is open to all high school junior girls.
Contestants are judged in five categories: interview, scholastics, self-expression, talent and fitness.
“These five representatives (selected for each of the five “at-large counties) were very accomplished in all of these categories,” Johnson said. “We are looking forward to seeing them at the State Program.”
Blaylock said being named Webster County’s 2017 DYW is “such an honor.”
“That title gives me something to hang my hard work on and also a great opportunity to represent our county to the best of my ability at the State program,” Blaylock said. “It was such a great experience to prepare and compete and I can’t wait for another, larger opportunity.”
For more information about the DYW At-Large Program, go to the website at www.distinguishedyw.org.
See this story in the May 4, 2016 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2016/05/04/blaylock-named-webster-countys-dyw/.