Caroline Lloyd, the 2011 Bartow County Junior Miss winner, joined Abbey Hufstetler and Mary Jon Bradley Garrison as Bartow County Junior Miss winners who went on to earn state titles. The program changed its name to Distinguished Young Women at the end of June, according to Myra Hufstetler, chairperson of the local chapter.
In addition to the $2,100 in scholarship funds she earned at the local level, Lloyd came away Saturday with $5,000 in scholarships. She also received $300 scholarships in talent, self-expression, fitness and scholastics, giving her a total of $6,200 for the night. Interview is the only preliminary category for which a scholarship is not given.
With more than $8,000 in scholarship money, Lloyd is undecided about where she will attend college but plans to pursue a dance major with an emphasis on ballet.
Hufstetler said about 40 people attended the program held at the Cobb Civic Center's Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in support of Lloyd.
"She did an incredible job. She stood out the whole night," Hufstetler said.
Regarded as a well-rounded student, some of Lloyd's activities include: Advanced Company member at Steps of Faith Dance Company, International Baccalaureate student, Bartow County 4-H Club member and a participant of Woodland High School's dance program. Recent accomplishments featured placing second in the Georgia 4-H Project Achievement PA-Dance, attending Interlochen Arts Camp Ballet Intensive in 2009, and being named "Miss Woodland High School" 2009-2010 and selected for the American Ballet Theatre Intensive.
Lloyd will continue at the national level in Mobile, Ala., next summer, where more than $100,000 in cash scholarships will be dispersed.
-- Features Editor Marie Nesmith contributed to this article.