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Distinguished Young Women of Walton County

06/27/2017 03:36PM, Published by Manda Koolis, Categories: Today, Today, Community

Distinguished Young Woman of Walton County Awards $3,300 in College Scholarships
Santa Rosa Beach, FL (June 26, 2017) - Program organizers awarded $3,300 in college scholarship on Saturday, June 17 to deserving high school juniors at South Walton High School.
Mackenzie Brundage, daughter of Christopher and Kim Brundage, was named Distinguished Young Woman of Walton County, and was awarded $1,500 in college scholarships, plus an additional $500 tuition scholarship to Northwest Florida State College. Brundage is currently a student at South Walton High School, and plans to attend The University of Florida or Auburn University. Brundage performed “The Night We Met” on guitar, and was the overall winner for a talent $200 scholarship, fitness $100 scholarship, interview $100 scholarship and scholastics $200 scholarship. She received a $800 cash scholarship as the winner of Distinguished Young Woman of Walton County. She will now represent Walton County at the state program in Destin, Florida on Feb 24th, 2018.
Mackenzie Reid, daughter of Roger and April Reid, also won $100 in the self expression category and a $700 scholarship when she was named 1st Runner Up to Distinguished Young Woman of Walton County. Reid also was awarded a $500 tuition scholarship to Northwest Florida State College. Reid currently attends Seacoast Collegiate High School and plans to attend Florida State University.
Emcee for the evening was Peyton LoCicero, reporter for ABC affiliate, WMBB News 13. Chief scholarship donors included: Proffitt PR, Walton Area Chamber of Commerce, Florida Public Relations Association Northwest Florida chapter, Brotula’s, Alys Beach Foundation, Smileology, and 30A.
Upcoming high school juniors who are interested in participating in next year’s program can register now. Girls must be legal residents of the United States and Florida and live in Walton County. 
For more information on the Distinguished Young Women of Walton County, please contact program chairman Julie Stuckey at

About Distinguished Young Women
Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. During its 59 years of operation, the program has provided life-changing experiences for more than 745,000 young women. Distinguished Young Women has provided more than $106 million in cash scholarships and $1.1 billion college granted scholarship opportunities to program participants at the local, state and national level. Previously known as America’s Junior Miss, the program announced its new name in June 2010.
The mission of Distinguished Young Women is to positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent. National sponsors include Mobile County, City of Mobile, Wintzell's Oyster House, Evonik, Encore Rehabilitation, Alabama Power Foundation, Master Boat Builders, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, and Regions Financial Corporation.
For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Michelle Touchton, National Headquarters Marketing and Development Director (251-438-3621, or visit Find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube:;;
Media Contacts:
Distinguished Young Women of Walton County
Julie Stuckey

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