The Distinguished Young Woman of Monroe County for 2017 is Ciara Locke, from Monroeville.
Ciara’s achievements include: Pre-AP United States History (Highest Average) • Pre-AP Chemistry (Highest Average) • PLAN Achievement (above average score) • Supreme Award in Theatre (advanced to competition in Troy) • Academic Award (Highest GPA on the Basketball Team) • Ms. Upward Bound (representative for the program) • 2016-2017 Homecoming Queen • Wendy's High School Heisman Award for Monroe County High School • 2015 Best Defensive Player (Basketball) • Bob Ellis Buddie's Not Bullies Award 2016
In addition, Ciara’s activities include: National Honor Society • Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) • Key Club • Future Teachers of America (FTA) • Teens Getting Involved in the Future (TGIF) • Upward Bound (college preparedness program) • Yearbook and Theatre • Sports : Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field, and Softball • Student Council (Class President) • Tap Dance
Literacy Volunteer: Read to elementary students on Dr. Seuss day. • National Honor Society: We collected items to give to the local animal shelter. • School Aide: Volunteered at the school and helped clean out lockers. • Teens Getting Involved in the Future: Mentoring Younger students
• Elderly Service: Volunteered at the nursing home by calling out bingo numbers.