2018-09-12 / Front Page

Distinguished Young Woman of Early County


Distinguished Young Women of Early County chairperson Kimberly Storey, left, and Rotary president Lori Haddock are pictured with Karlie Bridges holding $500 check from the Blakely Rotary Club. Distinguished Young Women of Early County chairperson Kimberly Storey, left, and Rotary president Lori Haddock are pictured with Karlie Bridges holding $500 check from the Blakely Rotary Club. Karlie Bridges, winner of the Distinguished Young Woman of Early County competition, participated in the Distinguished Young Women of Georgia competition July 21 in Marietta, Ga.

Bridges was one of 15 high school seniors from across Georgia who participated seeking to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of Georgia for 2019. As the local winner, Karlie was awarded $800 in cash scholarships. The six local young women who participated in the inaugural Distinguished Young Women of Early County program included Loulie Hattaway, Skyla Turner, Katelyn Williams, Aaliyah McCoy, and Carianna Ford.

Over $1.6 million in cash and college granted scholarships are available to the young women who participated in the Distinguished Young Women of Early. The Distinguished Young Women of Georgia Class of 2019 is eligible to receive over $3.7 million in college granted scholarships.

Bridges will represent Early County at various events and serve as a role model to young people by spreading the program’s national outreach message of “Be Your Best Self.”

Karlie is the daughter of Taylor and Tina Bridges and is a senior at Southwest Georgia Academy.

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