The Distinguished Young Woman of Webster County for 2017 is Hanna Van Winkle, from Slaughters .
Hanna’s achievements include: 1st place in Individual Competition-BibleQuest Competition (6th-11th) • Performed in Henry V for the Marvel Repretory Theatre in New York City • Senator Page for Senator Dorsey Ridley (2014) • KHSSA Academic All State for Tennis (8th-11th grade) • Freshman Year All Pennyrile Athletic Conference-First Team • WCHS Outstanding Student of the Nine Weeks Freshman & Sophomore Year • Distinguished in On-Demand Writing and English II (10th grade) • Academic Tuition Scholarship of $32,000 for 4 years at WKU • WKU Honors College Scholar of the Week 2015 and 2016 • Number one in class of 150 (Freshman Year-Present)
In addition, Hanna’s activities include: FRYSC Corps Educational Scholarship Co-Op at WCHS • WCHS Varsity Tennis Team (8th-Present ; Current Team Captain) • WCHS Youth Council (Current Member) • WCHS Student Government (10th-11th Class Rep. ; Senior Class Pres.) • WCHS Beta Club (Current Member) • Madisonville Church of Christ K-2 Bible Class Teacher / MADkids Member • Singing the National Anthem for a variety of sporting events • Voice lessons as well as various musicals and plays (4th-12th grade) • Superintendent Advisory Council (Current Member) • Link Crew Leader (Current Member)
Volunteer at the Clothes Closet/Pantry at the Madisonville Church of Christ • Christmas Angel shopping with Webster Co. Youth Council (WCYC) • Work variety of school events (ex. Freshman Orientation, Open House, GT Events) • Provide free babysitting for those in need • Make blankets for Kosairs Children's Hospital and Benjamin's Blessings