The Distinguished Young Woman of Shelby County for 2017 is Claire Dale, from Bagdad.
Claire’s achievements include: Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Young Leaders Program • SCHS Orchestra Outstanding Violin • SCHS Varsity Dance Team Captain • Youth Salute Participant • National Dance Alliance: Showmanship, Superior, and Technique Awards • 2014 Shelby County Fair Teen Miss Congeniality • Kentucky Small Pom State Champion 2014 • Capital City Dance Studio 8th Year Award • Qualified for KHSAA State Track Meet in 100 Meters High Hurdles • SCHS Varsity Dance Team Leadership Award
In addition, Claire’s activities include: Shelby County High School Dance Team • SCHS Track and Field- 300m hurdles 100m hurdles • SCHS Y-Club Secretary: KYA and KUNA • Capital City Dance Studio • Accelerated Academy- Bio-Medical Sciences • National Honors Society • Talented and Gifted Program • Beta Club • Red Cross Certified Lifeguard • Shelby Singers (SCHS Honors Choir)
Held a dance workshop for students at the local elementary after school program. • Volunteer at Shelby County Humane Society cleaning and playing with animals. • Volunteer for Rocket Games, a field day for students with special needs. • Volunteer at a holiday meal for homeless citizens in my county. • Volunteer at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation in Shelbyville.