Leah Grace Humble Is Distinguished Young Woman Of Tennessee 2018

Monday, July 24, 2017 - by Wendy King

Sevier County’s Leah Grace Humble, who completed her year of service as Miss Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen in March, was named the 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of Tennessee on Saturday evening at the Conn Center on the Lee University campus in Cleveland.

The senior at Seymour High School who performed a clog routine to “Great Balls of Fire” became the first to win both state titles. She was the only one of the 26 contestants to win preliminary awards in all five judging categories: Fitness, Interview, Scholastics, Self- Expression and Talent.

Miss Humble also received a four-year scholarship valued at over $64,000 to Lee in addition to state awards totaling $6,000.

She will travel to Mobile next June to compete in the national finals. The alternates were Walker Valley High School’s Jasmine Ngo of Cleveland and Karis Mitchell of McMinn County. East Memphis’ Lyrikal Jenkins received the coveted Spirit Award which is determined by contestant voting. Misses Ngo and Mitchell both received Talent and Interview Awards and Miss Mitchell added a third in Fitness.

Notre Dame High School’s Rose Albert representing Hamilton County won awards in Interview, Scholastics and Self- Expression. Miss Albert was one of three Notre Dame students competing along with Alexis Brown of Red Bank and Jo-Hannah Valentin of Chattanooga.

Miss Humble is actively involved with Soles 4 Souls the non-profit headquartered in the Nashville suburb of Mount Juliet. The organization has donated over 30 million pairs of shoes worldwide primarily to third world nations.



Final Results

Distinguished Young Woman of Tennessee 2018 - Leah Grace Humble (Sevier County)

First Alternate – Jasmine Ngo (Cleveland)

Second Alternate – Karis Mitchell (McMinn County)

Spirit of Junior Miss – Lyrikal Jenkins (East Memphis)

Fitness

Karis Mitchell (Mc Minn County)

Peyton King (Music City)

Leah Grace Humble (Sevier County)

Jessica McChesney (Tullahoma)



Interview

Jasmine Ngo (Cleveland)

Rose Albert (Hamilton County)

Karis Mitchell (McMinn County)

Leah Grace Humble (Sevier County)



Scholastic

Rose Albert (Hamilton County)

Ella Tiller (Loudon County)

Leah Grace Humble (Sevier County)

Mia Rodriguez (Sumner County)



Self-Expression

Zhariah Walker (Germantown)

Rose Albert (Hamilton County)

Leah Grace Humble (Sevier County)

Mia Rodriguez (Sumner County)





Talent

Jasmine Ngo (Cleveland)

Karis Mitchell (McMinn County)

Peyton King (Music City)

Leah Grace Humble (Sevier County)



Participants

Caitlin Munn (Marion County)

Grace Johnson (Jefferson County)

Ashley Stewart (Franklin County)

Reba John (East Brainerd)

Chanteria Milner (Memphis)

Charlotte Smith (Signal Mountain)

Carson Eskew (Smoky Mountains)

Alexis Brown (Red Bank)

Jo-Hannah Valentin (Chattanooga)

Macey Daniel (Soddy-Daisy)

Christen Coyle (Shelby County)

Jodee George (Cumberland Valley)

Desire Phillips (Collierville)

Kolbey Ferguson (East Hamilton)

Melody Nolte (Loudon)

Kyra Brady (Rhea County)






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