Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Sevier County for 2018 is Leah Humble, from Sevierville.

Leah’s achievements include: 4.0/4.0 GPA (All A Honor Roll) • President's Academic Award (Requirements: > 30 ACT score, 4.0 GPA) • Two-time Sevier County Science Fair 1st Place • TN Academic Decathlon Finalist: Math, Science, Economics • TN Senior Beta Club Oratory Winner • Highest Grade Awards: Honors English I, II, & 3; AP Human Geography • Highest Grade Awards: AP Government & Politics, AP Chemistry • TN Mathematics and Teachers Association Competition - Finalist • Valedictorian (Class Rank: 1) • Inducted into the National Honor Society

In addition, Leah’s activities include: TN Senior Beta Club Vice-President • Fellowship of Christian Athletes President 2016-2018 • National Senior Beta Club Ambassador • Class President • Student Government Executive Committee Member • Teenboard Female Service Club Member • Dance team captain • Smokies Strong Wildfire Benefit Concert Coordinator • Internship at Soles4Souls World Headquarters - Nashville, TN • Beta Leadership Conference in Washington DC
Soles4Souls: Week-long Internship at World HQ, collected over 8k pairs of shoes • Volunteering with special needs children at church and with Special Olympics • Peer Tutoring • Volunteer at Children’s Hospital Fantasy of Trees benefitting CMNH • Leading crafts & entertainment at Sevier County Nursing Home

The Distinguished Young Woman of Smoky Mountains for 2018 is Virginia Eskew, from Morristown.

Virginia’s achievements include: AP Scholar Award • Honors and Distinction • Physical Education Presidential Award • Carson Newman Geometry Test Award • 3rd Multiple Choice DECA Competiton • Nominee for People To People Ambassador Programs • 4th overall DECA Competition • Nominee for National Academy of Future Physicians Award of Excellence • 2nd overall Scrapbook Beta State Convention • Usher at graduation/ Top 15 in class

In addition, Virginia’s activities include: EWSD Senior Travel Company Member • Sub Debs Social Club President • Student Council Treasurer • Spanish Club member • National Honors Society Member • Mu Alpha Theta member • Key Club volunteer • GSMDT volunteer dancer • Deca Club competitor • Beta Club representative
Great Smoky Mountain Dance Theater • First Baptist Church • Central Services • Access Life • Girls Inc.

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