Conway At Large Program will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at University of Central Arkansas Recital Hall.

The Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program is formerly the Arkansas Junior Miss Scholarship Program. The name was changed in 2010 to better represent the goals of the scholarship program. 

Distinguished Young Women inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments by: Encouraging continued education and providing college scholarships; developing self-confidence and the abilities to interview effectively, speak in public, perform on stage and build interpersonal relationships; encouraging and showcasing excellence in academic achievement, physical fitness, on-stage performance skills, and the ability to think and communicate clearly. 

Those who are college-bond seniors in high school and interested in competing in the "Distinguished Young Women" formerly "Arkansas Junior Miss" program, go to, click on "Distinguished Young Women" and then click on "Participate." Complete the contact information and you will be contacted with the details on competing in the Hot Springs At large program, or call Nancy Thompson, 501-268-6292. You can also check us out on our new face book page "Distinguished Young Women of Arkansas."