Brooklyn Peters, CHS, Recognized as Distinguished Young Woman of Okaloosa County for the Class of 2020
Brooklyn Peters, a senior at Choctawhatchee High School, was recognized at the October 14th School Board meeting for being named the Distinguished Young Woman of Okaloosa County for the Class of 2020. Brooklyn was awarded over $4,000 in cash scholarships during the countywide scholarship program for high school girls.
Brooklyn was one of 13 high school senior girls from various high schools in Okaloosa County. These young women competed to represent Okaloosa County at the Distinguished Young Woman of Florida program that will be held in Fort Walton Beach in February 2020. Brooklyn was evaluated in the categories of Scholastics, Interview, Talent, Fitness and Self-Expression. Over $11,000 was awarded in cash scholarships.
Brooklyn won in the following categories - Fitness - 1st honoree; Interview - 2nd honoree; Talent - 2nd honoree; and Overall Winner.
At Choctawhatchee High School, Brooklyn is a member of the Indianettes Dance Team, Link Crew, Key Club, Inter-Club Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Diamond Dolls, National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. She is active with Insight, the student ministry at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Throughout this next year, Brooklyn will represent the Distinguished Young Women of Okaloosa County by speaking at local organizations, participating in parades and serving as a role model to young people by spreading the program’s national outreach message of “Be Your Best Self.” The outreach program is designed to encourage self-esteem and excellence in all young people through its five principles: Be Healthy, Be Involved, Be Studious, Be Ambitious and Be Responsible.
Brooklyn is the daughter of Jeff and Heather and sister to Brady and Blake Peters.
About Distinguished Young Women
Begun in 1958, Distinguished Young Women has impacted the lives of more than 765,000 young women. Our mission is to empower high school young women by providing scholarship opportunities, developing self-confidence and teaching crucial life skills needed for success in college and beyond. National sponsors include Mobile County, City of Mobile, Alabama Power Foundation, Encore Rehabilitation, Wintzell's Oyster House, Master Boat Builders, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, Evonik, Regions Financial Corporation, Jostens and Alabama Media Group.