Carson City teen part of national ‘Be Your Best Self’ campaign |

Carson City teen part of national ‘Be Your Best Self’ campaign

Nevada Appeal staff report

A Carson City teen is using her talents to help inspire young people to live their best lives.

Juliet Favero, Distinguished Young Woman of Nevada, will join young women across the nation April 24-28 in celebrating National Be Your Best Self Week, an outreach event sponsored by Evonik and presented by Distinguished Young Women.

Favero will visit the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to present the program’s message geared toward inspiring young people to lead successful and productive lives.

The Carson High School senior will use her experiences and talents to create and deliver a presentation designed to develop leaders for the future.

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The outreach program is based on five elements that help define its message — be healthy, be involved, be studious, be ambitious and be responsible.

Young people who agree to accept the Be Your Best Self challenge are invited to complete pledge cards as a personal commitment to live by the program’s five principles.

Founded in 1987, the Be Your Best Self program is the official outreach program of Distinguished Young Women. In keeping with the Distinguished Young Women mission, the program provides an opportunity for participants to beneficially impact the lives of others in their communities, specifically young boys and girls. The campaign is carried across the country through dynamic presentations created by Distinguished Young Women participants at local, state and national levels.

Favero is heading to Mobile, Ala., in June to participate in the 60th annual Distinguished Young Women National Finals. She will participate in activities and events while preparing to compete for cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent the program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2017.

Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. It has provided more than $106 million in cash scholarships and $1.1 billion in college granted scholarship opportunities annually to program participants at the local, state and national level. Previously known as America’s Junior Miss, the program announced its new name in June 2010.

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