Distinguished Young Woman 2019 is McKenzie Willis

McKenzie Willis was selected 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of 2019 recently. Pictured left to right are Hannah Masterson, Maycee Henry, McKenzie Willis and Noel Womack.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

Willis will represent Rhea County at State Meet in June

May 2018

Dayton, TN —  McKenzie Willis was named Distinguished Young Woman of 2019 in the competition at Rudd Auditorium on campus of Bryan College on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  McKenzie was crowned by 2018 Distinguished Young Woman Kyra Brady.  The 14 young women came together for this competition and were judged at various levels. The young ladies were judges on interview 25%, scholastics 20%, talent 25%, self-expression 15% and fitness 15%.

2019 Distinguished Young Woman McKenzie Willis and 2018 Distinguished Young Woman Kyra Brady

Maycee Henrey was selected runner up to Distinguished Young Woman 2019, # 2 runner up selected was Noel Womack and 3rd runner up selected was Hannah Masterson.

The Spirit Award winner was Noel Womack.  This award was voted on by the contestants.

Category Winners:

Fitness: Noel Womack Lauren Garrison Hannah Masterson

Talent Winners: Caitlyn Farnsworth, Abigail Corvin, Haleigh Caudill

Interview Winners: Maycee Henry, McKenzie Willis, Hannah Masterson

Self Expression Winners: Noel Womack, McKenzie Willis, Hannah Masterson

Scholastic Winners: Maycee Henry, McKenzie Willis, Baylee Shipley

Rebecca Challenge Award:  Maycee Henry

Thanks to the Distinguished Young Woman Program for the pics and profiles of our 14 young ladies.


Allie Millard – Talent Vocal Opera – College – Maryville College
Maycee Henry – Talent Tap Dance – College Lee University
Noel Womack – Talent Vocal Never Enough – Coreer Goals – Pediatric Denistry
Caitlyn Farnsworth – Talent Jazz Dance – Career Goals – Ultrasound Technician
Abigail Corvin – Talent – Vocal – “If I ain’t got you” – Career Goals – Music/Worship Leader – College – Lee University
Haliegh Caudill – Color Guard Routine – “Young and Beautiful” – Career Goals – Business – College University of the Cumberlands
Keyli Hickey – Talent Vocal with Ukulele – Career Goals – Communications – College – University of Tennessee @ Knoxville
Baile Colburn – Talent Flag Routine “Warriror – Career Coals – Veteinarian – College – East Tennessee State University
Hannah Parker – Talent Monologue – Career Goals – Radiologist – College – Tennessee Wesleyan
McKenzie Willis – talent Musical Performance “This is me”
Lauren Garrison – Talent basketball skills routine – Space Jam – Career Goals – Pediatric Onocology – College – Tennessee Wesleyan
Jacqueline Carter – Talent Dance “Beautiful Day” – Career Goals – “Criminal Justice” – College – University of Tennessee Knoxville
Hannah Masterson – Talent Jazz Dance “Let it Snow” – Career Goals – Childhood Education – College Tennessee Tech
Baylee Shipley – Talent Piano “The Great Plains” – Career Goals Anestiologist – College – Auburn University





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