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Roanoke Valley's Distinguished Young Woman named for 2025

Posted on AllSides June 4th, 2024

ROANOKE RAPIDS — The Distinguished Young Women of the Roanoke Valley held its annual event on Saturday at the Weldon Mills Theatre. According to its website, formerly known as America’s Junior Miss, the Distinguished Young Women is a nonprofit organization founded in 1958 to offer young high school women pursuing higher education with scholarship opportunities. What started as a spring annual event in Mobile, Alabama, called Azalearama, to promote the area’s azaleas found along the Gulf Coast, selected high school senior women known as Azalea Trail Maids represented the occasion...

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