This year's Berks County Outstanding Young Women Scholarship Program will be held on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Kutztown Area High School in Kutztown.

The Berks County's Outstanding Young Woman Scholarship Program annually recognizes outstanding High School senior girl representatives. The contestants for this year’s program have been selected.

The 14 Berks County High School Representatives for 2020

Berks Catholic High School: Farren Christ

Brandywine Heights Area High School: Gabrielle Lampron, Vocal

Conrad Weiser High School: Efstratia Pauley

Daniel Boone Area Senior High School: Katrina Robbins, Tap Dance

Exeter Township High School: Neha Adda, Indian Dance

Fleetwood Area High School: Victoria Manmiller, Lyrical Dance

Governor Mifflin High School: Ahna Romanski, Classical Ballet

Hamburg Area High School: Olivia Lesher, Contemporary Dance

Kutztown Area High School: Sarah Bubbenmoyer, Saxaphone

Oley Valley High School: Jenna Horning, Color Guard Routine

Schuylkill Valley High School: Jesulayomi Adeojo, Vocal

Tulpehocken High School: Jenna Philippe, Flute

Wilson High School: Ashley Feiler

Wyomissing High School: Caroline Allen

These young women represent a high level of excellence among their peers, and are given the opportunity to compete for cash scholarships and various college and university scholarships.

The program presents various awards to the best all-around Senior girls. These awards recognize the accomplishments of young women, encourage excellence, and promote achievements in their future. Click here to see an overview of the judging criteria.

The finalists for the Berks County program are selected in the Spring. Several activities are held during the summer to allow the finalists to get acquainted. Weekly rehearsals begin in August and culminate with two rehearsals and a dress rehearsal the week of the program.

The Scholarship Awards given are as follows: Scholarship and Achievement – 20%, Aerobics and Fitness – 20%, Performing Arts – 20%, Interview – 20%, Presence and Presentation – 20%.

The total monetary awards given the night of the program is $10,750 and the breakdown is as follows: Berks County Outstanding Young Women - $5,000, First Runner Up - $2,500, Second Runner Up - $1,500, Third Runner Up - $500, Aerobics and Fitness - $250, Presence and Presentation - $250, Performing Arts - $250, Scholastic Achievement - $250, Interview - $250.

Tickets are $15 and will be for sale at the door the night of the show.

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