The 2019 title for Distinguished Young Woman of York County went to a Spring Grove Area High School student.

Ivy Snyder, who took first place at the Saturday, May 4, competition, received $15,500 in college scholarships, a large portion of the approximately $40,000 awarded overall to the 30 participants.

Snyder performed on the piano for the talent portion of the program.

In addition to winning the overall competition, Snyder won the Leadership Award and was recognized in the categories for interview, scholastic achievement and self-expression.

This was the 54th year of the local competition.

Other winners: Several other young women were recognized at Saturday's event:

  • First runner-up: Charlotte Long, Central York High School
  • Second runner-up: Andrea Hebel, Susquehannock High School
  • Third runner-up: Leah Krieger, Red Lion Area High School
  • Fourth runner-up: Ellery Nakielny, home school
  • Spirit Award: Paige Gordon, York Catholic High School
  • Leadership Award: Snyder, Hebel, Krieger, Olivia Smeltzer (Dallastown Area High School) and Grace Anne Shaw (Kennard-Dale High School)
  • Interview: Snyder and Long
  • Scholastics: Snyder and Taylor Forry (Northeastern High School)
  • Talent: Krieger and Hebel
  • Fitness: Gordon and Katie Hoster (South Western High School)
  • Self Expression: Snyder and Rayven Dickson (William Penn Senior High School)
  • Be Your Best Self: Hoster

More: Distinguished Young Women of York County participants announced

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