2018-02-10 / The Bullhorn

Meiggs excels in statewide DYW program

BY MORGAN WINSTEAD
BULLHORN REPORTER


Elena Meiggs, Roxboro’s Distinguished Young Woman 2018, was honored at a school assembly after competing in the state program in Greensboro. She is shown here during the assembly, with her mother, Christie Meiggs. 
SARA COATES | BULLHORN Elena Meiggs, Roxboro’s Distinguished Young Woman 2018, was honored at a school assembly after competing in the state program in Greensboro. She is shown here during the assembly, with her mother, Christie Meiggs. SARA COATES | BULLHORN On Friday, Jan. 19, Roxboro Community School (RCS) Senior Elena Meiggs arrived in Greensboro for the state level Distinguished Young Women (DYW) program of 2018.

DYW is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.

In September of 2017, Meiggs won the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Roxboro 2018. Continuing on to the state level, she won a preliminary award for talent.

Other than practicing every day, she attended church on Sunday with all the girls, went bowling, shopping, and spent time with them sharing stories.

“We became so close and would talk to each other until way too late at night,” said Meiggs.

She stayed with a host family, Chris and Kathy Peascoe. Chris cooked breakfast for them every morning and Kathy took them to get their nails done and to Starbucks.

“It was always nice getting to come home and talk to them about how the day went,” explained Meiggs.

Her roommates were Sarah Rightmyer from Roanoke Valley and Emma Grace from Buncombe County.

Elena stated, “The support from my family and friends was indescribable. It meant so much to me. I could hear all the screams from on stage. They sent me gifts and cards all week long that reminded me they were thinking about me.”

She still has about eight months left as DYW of Roxboro. She will be working with the DYW class of 2019 and will be able to put on a show with them this September.

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