Young women from all over the state of Mississippi are in meridian preparing routines and their individual talents for the annual "Distinguished Young Women" program happening this weekend.
"We've only been here since last night. We drove up and had orientation, talked about what to expect for the week. Today we've been working on putting our opening number together which is what we will do at the very beginning of the program. It's fun choreography and we're all dancing around back here. We're also working on self-expression which is one of the scored portions of the competition," Ruth Ann Reeves said. The program will begin on Thursday night at the temple theater in downtown meridian.