Tickets going on sale Tuesday for DYW program

Bonners Ferry’s 2021 Distinguished Young Women participants are, from left, Eika Willis, Elizabeth Bourassa, Isabella Sims, Aleah Clark, Camille Ussher, Sierra Petesch, Reagan Fairchild and Rose Owens. Not pictured is Cali Iacolucci. Sara Grace Photography photo

Nine of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding junior girls will be given an opportunity to win scholarship money and prizes in this year’s annual Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program (formerly Junior Miss). Set for April 24 at the Becker Auditorium, the theme of this year’s program is “Believe.”

Tickets for this year’s program will be limited due to capacity restrictions in the Becker Auditorium, but some tickets will be available to the general public. Tickets will be sold at Mountain Mike’s Health Food Store and will be available for purchase beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 13. Tickets are $12 each.

The Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women program receives its funds and support entirely through the donations of local community members and businesses.

Without this support the program would not exist. Throughout the next several weeks, volunteers will be contacting businesses and community members for their support. Donations of any size make a significant impact and allow Bonners Ferry’s best to achieve their higher learning goals.

If you would like to donate to this year’s program, please contact Andrakay Pluid at (208) 946-7598.

Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is a free program that encourages participants to reach their full individual potential. Its mission is to empower young women by providing over $1-billion in scholarship opportunities, developing their self-confidence and participating in Life Skills Workshops that prepare them for success after high school.

National sponsors include Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, Mobile County, City of Mobile, Alabama Power Foundation, Master Boat Builders, Encore Rehabilitation, Shoe Station, Gant Travel Management, Wellington and Bonnie Coffeen, Regions Financial Corporation, Jostens and Alabama Media Group.

For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Tara Principe, National Headquarters Marketing and Communications Director, at (251) 438-3621 or by email to, or visit