Distinguished Young Women: “A Night at the Oscars”

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Courtesy photo Kris Crocker, KXLY’s chief meteorologist

Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women program is excited to announce that KXLY’s Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker is returning to Bonners Ferry for a third time to emcee this year’s Distinguished Young Women Scholarship program, “A Night at the Oscars,” on April 29, 2017.

Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker brings us the forecast every weeknight on KXLY4 News at 5, 6 and 11. Kris’ dedication to providing the most accurate weather forecasts in the Inland Northwest has been recognized with five Emmy nominations. She proudly holds the coveted “Seal of Approval” from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.

Kris completed the Broadcast Meteorology program at Mississippi State University and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism and communications at Oklahoma State University.

Kris is an Idaho native. It was in her hometown of Idaho Falls where she started her weather career in 1993. Kris and her husband, Jerry, have three daughters: Sophie (13), Danielle (10) and Gabrielle (also 10). Kris loves taking advantage of the many outdoor activities available in the Inland Northwest, but she especially likes to golf, ski, snowboard and hike.

In the community, Kris has played violin with the Spokane Falls Community Orchestra, is an avid Spokane Symphony goer, and is a member of the Spokane Symphony Associates. She is an active fundraiser for many local charity organizations, and is the driving force behind KXLY’s Coats 4 Kids campaign.

The local Distinguished Young Women committee is grateful to Kris for taking the time to host this year’s program, and welcomes her back to Bonners Ferry. Tickets for this year’s show are currently on sale for $12 at Mountain Mike’s Health Food Store. All seating is reserved, and tickets sell out fast.

Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. During its 59 years of operation, the program has provided life-changing experiences for more than 745,000 young women. Last year, Distinguished Young Women provided more than $1.1 billion in cash and college scholarship opportunities to program participants at the local, state and national level. Previously known as America’s Junior Miss, the program announced its new name in June 2010.

The mission of Distinguished Young Women is to positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent. National sponsors include Mobile County, City of Mobile, Wintzell’s Oyster House, Alabama Power Foundation, Master Boat Builders, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, Encore Rehabilitation, Regions Financial Corporation, Alabama Media Group, the State of Alabama Tourism Department and Alabama RC&D Council.

For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Adrienne Rea at National Headquarters 251-438-3621, Adrienne@DistinguishedYW.org) or visit www.DistinguishedYW.org. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

The participant chosen as this year’s Distinguished Young Woman of Bonners Ferry will represent our community at the state competition in Idaho Falls this coming October 5th and 6th. Should she win there, she will represent Idaho in the national finals to be held in June 2018.

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