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Newnan teen named Distinguished Young Woman of Coweta


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  • Feb. 10, 2018 - 8:17 AM

Newnan teen named Distinguished Young Woman of Coweta

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Kennedy Eltz was one of 11 high school junior girls from Coweta County who competed to represent the county as the Distinguished Young Woman of Coweta County for 2019. From left are Melanie, Kennedy, Bart, and Noah Elks.

Kennedy Eltz of Sharpsburg was recently named the Distinguished Young Woman of Coweta County 2019 and awarded $1,050 in cash scholarships during a countywide scholarship program for high school girls held at the Nixon Centre for Performing Arts in Newnan, Ga.

Eltz was one of 11 high school junior girls from Coweta County who competed to represent the county as the Distinguished Young Woman of Coweta County for 2019.

Participants were evaluated in the categories of Scholastics, Interview, Talent, Fitness, and Self-Expression.  

Throughout the next year, Eltz will represent the county at various public events and serve as a role model to young people by spreading the program’s national outreach message of “Be Your Best Self.”

The outreach program is designed to encourage self-esteem and excellence in all young people through its five principles: Be Healthy, Be Involved, Be Studious, Be Ambitious, and Be Responsible.

Eltz is the daughter of Bart and Melanie Eltz and is a junior at Northgate High School in Newnan, Ga.

The 61st Georgia State Finals will take place on July 20 & 21, 2018, in Marietta, Ga. Eltz will travel to Marietta, along with other representatives from across the state to participate in personal development activities and community service projects before competing for the opportunity to become the Distinguished Young Woman of Georgia for 2019 and for additional cash scholarships.

Gordon County’s Elizabeth Dutch, who is attends Gordon Central High School, was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Georgia for 2018.

For more information on Distinguished Young Women of Coweta County or to set up an interview with Kennedy Eltz, contact Kristi Fenninger at 678-633-2119 or Coweta@DistinguishedYW.org