Meridian, Mississippi The contestants in the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman competition had a chance to meet those who will be deciding their future.
The contestants and judges gathered at the historic Dentzel Carousel in Highland Park Wednesday evening. The girls had a chance to unwind before the judges actually arrived. Once the judges arrived, it was a chance for the contestants to see them in a relaxed environment.
"Our program is all about relationships and we preach that to girls. You can do more things with more people and just unwind, forget about the day, forget the things to come, just kind of get in a happy place," said Sid Wilkinson, the state program chair.
After chatting with the judges, the girls had a chance to ride the carousel. Food for the contestants and volunteers was provided by Pretty Presentations in Meridian.