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Distinguished Young Women Connection 
 November 2010 

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Distinguished Young Women Celebrates Heroes
Madison at Young Americans Freedom Celebration
Madison performs and speaks in front of a group of 4th grade students at the Young Americans for Freedom Celebration.

Each November we take a day to honor our nation's heroes and celebrate the freedoms their service gives us. This year Madison Leonard, Distinguished Young Woman of America, visited Mobile to celebrate this special day with the Mobile Bay Veterans' Day Commission. Madison attended the VIP Dinner, was a special guest in the Veterans' Day parade, and spoke to a group of fourth grade students at the Young Americans for Freedom Celebration. Madison explained to the students that the best way for each of them to honor veterans is to be their best selves.

During her visit Madison also visited some of the national sponsors, like Regions Bank, Alabama Power Company and Mobile Gas, a Sempra Company. She then joined other past participants at the Sunday Night Sensation where she performed and spoke to the attendees.

Medallions Announcement

You can trade in your AJM bronze medallions for a Distinguished Young Women medallion. Interested in doing so? Just contact Nicole@DistinguishedYW.org for details. Deadline is February 28, 2011.

Sunday Night Sensation


Distinguished Young Women supporters from Mobile, AL gathered at Ruth's Chris Steak House for an elegant dining experience featuring local celebrity servers, hosts, chefs and The Distinguished Young Woman of America, Madison Leonard. Tips were given to servers that were asked to do outlandish things. Tips were also given after performances from Madison and our guest Distinguished Young Women that attend University of South Alabama. Through ticket sales, tips, and auction items Distinguished Young Women raised right under $30,000. The night was a huge success and we would like to thank those people and organizations that made the evening possible. Please click here to see our servers, committee members and sponsors. Make your tip to Distinguished Young Women!



Laureen Lynn, SNS committee member, tips Madison to hear her sing.
Sunday Night Sensation
Newly elected Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson and Local 15 TV's Greg Peterson provide entertainment for Sunday Night Sensation guests.

Be Your Best Self Logo

2011 National Be Your Best Self Week is April 25-29.
Mark your calendars and start planning ways that you can promote the event in your area!

Class of 2011

We're almost up to 20! Visit www.DistinguishedYW.org/About/Contestants to check out the latest additions to the Class of 2011.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Sponsors help Distinguished Young Women celebrate special events. 


is the official make up artist for Distinguished Young Women. At finals this past June his team worked steadily backstage helping the contestants to look and feel their best for the stage. Since then, J.Edwards has provided Madison Leonard, Distinguished Young Women of America with complimentary make up for the year and has traveled on site to do Madison's make up for photo shoots and other special appearances.


In August, his top selling limited edition Perfect Pocket Lip Gloss Kit was featured in the VIP gift bags and Editor Choice Basket at the 2010 Emmy Awards! Way to go James Edward!!!



FusionPoint Media 

is a long time sponsor of Distinguished Young Women. Owned by former board member, Brian Jordan, FusionPoint Media is the official photographer of Distinguished Young Women and provides various other services, such as the ftp site and some videography. Photos by FusionPoint Media are available for purchase on their website: www.FusionPointMedia.com.
Distinguished Young Women Shirts
We have a few extra Disinguished Young Women tshirts, Junior Misses are Distinguished Young Women tshirts and AJM Merchandise Clearance Items left. Did you  order yours?
Contact us today at  Cassidy@DistinguishedYW.org to see if we have one in your size!

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Whether you can donate money, provide in-kind services or help us secure a new sponsor, we appreciate your efforts to support Distinguished Young Women. Click here for more info 


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Upcoming Events
Save The Date! The 7th on the Hill Fashion Events will take place on March 30. More information to come soon!


Distinguished Young Women needs volunteers to help with programs in New Mexico, Maine, South Dakota, Connecticut, and Nevada. If you or someone you know can help, please contact Nicole Nevill at Nicole@DistinguishedYW.org.

Happy Thanksgiving
from Distinguished Young Women!