Lane tapped as 2021 DYW

Published 4:15 pm Thursday, September 3, 2020

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Five young women from Butler and Lowndes counties participated in the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program at the Ritz Theatre in Greenville on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Faith Lane was selected as Lowndes County’s DYW and competed alongside Butler County’s Katelyn Stinson, Katoria Bowen, Jess Causey and Ruth Nimmer.

The girls were evaluated on scholastic achievement, an interview and discussion, talent, fitness and self expression.

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“I’m very overwhelmed, but I’m so excited,” Lane said the night of the event.

Lane is a senior at Lowndes Academy and has been a part of the basketball, tennis, volleyball and softball teams.

Lane’s other extracurriculars include varsity football’s water girl, Student Government Association Treasurer, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Pep Club and Bible Study Leader for 5th grade girls.

Along with her DYW title, Lane took home a scholarship of $1,700 and a “Proud Papas” donation of $150.

For her talent, Lane captivated the crowd with a 80s Medley played on her electric guitar.

In the days leading up to the event, Lane learned how to be her “best self” and created long lasting friendships.

“It’s very encouraging because this whole program is based on being your best self,” Lane said. “The girls helped me to be my best self on stage even if things didn’t go right at first.”

After graduation, Lane plans to attend Auburn University.

“I hope to attend Auburn University,” Lane said. “I want to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine and hopefully one day I’ll become a vet.”