Miles named 2020 Distinguished Young Woman of Dallas County

Published 9:43 pm Saturday, August 3, 2019

Brianna Miles was unable to control her emotions at the Distinguished Young Women of Dallas County ceremony on Saturday night at the School of Discovery.

Tears ran down Miles’ face after she was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Dallas County 2020.  The Selma native was crowned, received red roses and hugged by last year’s winner, Ellie Adams of Morgan Academy.

Miles, who attends the Alabama School of Math of Science in Mobile, admitted it was a long journey. Miles receives a $3,000 scholarship and will attend Florida A&M University next fall with plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. She’s the daughter of Leroy Miles Jr. and Tanya Miles.

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“It means so much to get this award,” Miles said. “I’m excited and ready for what’s next in store for me.  I can’t wait to see what’s next for me.”

Miles also earned five scholarship funds of $250 in the Be Your Best Self essay, Fitness, talent, self expression and interview contests.

Selma High’s Acadia Thomas is the first alternate and received a $2,000 scholarship. Morgan Academy’s Judy Assand was the second alternate and received a $1,500 scholarship.

Emily Strickland of Morgan Academy received three scholarships of $250 in the Fitness, Interview and Self Expression contests.

Thomas also received three $250 scholarships in the talent, fitness and interview contests.

Assand, Justice Furr and Jo’Niya Chapman, both of Selma High all received $250 scholastic scholarships.  The spirit award went to Kimeesha Rogers.