Outstanding Young Women / OYW

The OYW scholarship program will be held April 12, 2014.

Best wishes to contestants:

Cambria County OYW Contestants

Joleen Adolph

Catherine Bender

Lilia Eash

Cheyenne Helsel

Marissa Myers

Kathleen O’Reily

Jessica Schulte

Andrea Seitz

Tara Shaffer

Taylor Whited

Somerset County OYW Contestants

Marissa Adamczyk

Mary Honkus

Aubrie Koontz

Madeline Marker

Alexandra Mitchell

Janna Shober

Alyssa Smith

Malin Verostick

Tabitha Weaver

Mariah Wilde


Local girls will be shopping for pageant gowns to wear in the next Cambria – Somerset OYW Program.  While promenading across the stage in a dazzling gown is a  part of this contest, that isn’t the entire purpose.

Beyond the scholarship awards, Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Young Woman Program offers opportunities to grow individually and to strengthen personal prospects for the future. Each contestant may improve self awareness, public speaking ability, and interview skills. The program encourages high school girls to set personal goals and to achieve them.

Larenas has attired numerous contestants since their founding in 1983 and offers special perks for this exciting time.  OYW participants receive a 10% discount on their gown purchase and can even request a private appointment to assure confidentiality when selecting her pageant gown accompanying shoes and jewelry.  Larenas gown registry also reduces the chance of your gown showing up at your prom after the contest.

For additional information on Cambria-Somerset’s Outstanding Young Woman Scholarship Program, visit cambriasomersetoyw.org/