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RCS senior claims DYW title

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Sara Coates
Bullhorn Reporter

On Saturday, Sept. 23, Roxboro Community School (RCS) Senior Elena Meiggs was named Distinguished Young Woman of Roxboro for 2018, taking home four preliminary awards. She is the fourth consecutive senior from RCS to

receive this honor. Senior Jenna Clayton was named first runner-up, taking home five preliminary awards. Senior Madison Satterfield was named second runner-up, taking home two preliminary awards, including overall scholastics. Senior Emmey Cobb was named third third-up, taking home three preliminary awards, as well as the Be Your Best Self Award.

In addition to the top four scorers, senior Lexi Bowen took home three preliminary awards, as well as the
Sarah Elizabeth Morton Spirit Award. Senior Madalynn Bailey took home two preliminary awards and
senior Jalen Blanks took home the Young Entrepreneur Award.

According to Meiggs, receiving her title was “an honor,” however, it was an honor that she “was not

“When I heard the emcees [John Evans and Nina Newell Dunn] call out ‘contestant number 12,’ my first
reaction was shock,” said Meiggs.

Agreeing with Meiggs, Clayton said that her win was “shocking” because she “didn’t expect to win as
much as [she] did.”

Cobb went on to say that she feels “so blessed to have received any title” and that she is “so thankful the
judges saw something special in [her.]”

“I sobbed in my car all the way home from my interview because I didn’t want to see this program come
to an end,” said Satterfield, who is “super proud” of herself for receiving “such a special title.”

Meiggs wants to encourage all rising senior girls to participate in the program. To those interested, Meiggs
said, “you will find you are more capable than you think.”

For those that do participate next year, Meiggs wants to make sure they never hesitate to ask her or her
fellow contestants any questions.

Meiggs concluded in saying that she feels “truly blessed to have the opportunity to represent such a great
group of girls.”