Bourbon teen vying for state Distinguished Young Woman title

A Triton High School senior is vying for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Indiana.
Abigail Powell is already a Distinguished Young Woman of Triton, but will move on to pursue the state title next week.
The Bourbon girl will join 19 other high school seniors from across the state on the stage at IU Kokomo’s Havens Auditorium. There they will compete for $27,500 in college scholarships and the opportunity to represent Indiana in the national Distinguished Young Woman competition in Mobile, Alabama in June.
The public is invited to attend the preliminary rounds at Haven’s Auditorium on February 21 and 22 starting at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, Powell will perform a fitness routine and answer a self expression question. Then on Friday, she will recite a Vietnam Memorial Speech by Ronald Reagan before the preliminary awards are announced. Preliminary winners will advance to Saturday’s 6 p.m. finale where the 2019 DYW of Indiana will be awarded.
Tickets can be purchased all three nights at the box office. Preliminary rounds are $12 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets for the Saturday finale are $15 for all.
Words of encouragement and flowers can be left at the mailbox table all three nights of the competition or sent to Abigail’s host family at 9520 E. St. Rd 26 Russiaville, IN 46979.