Prairieville teen selected as finalist in national scholarship competition

Staff reports

On Saturday, June 25, Alex Gulino of Prairieville was named one of 10 finalists in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals competition and awarded a $3,000 cash scholarship. Gulino earned preliminary competition awards in the fitness and talent categories totaling $2,000 in additional cash scholarships.

Following a selection process that began in Louisiana, Gulino traveled to Mobile, Ala. along with 49 other state representatives to participate in community activities and prepare for the 54th annual national competition. Gulino amassed a total of $8,500 in cash scholarships through her participation in the Distinguished Young Women program at the local, state and national levels.

Gulino is a graduate of Parkview Baptist High School in Baton Rouge. In the fall, she will attend Louisiana State University and pursue undergraduate studies in International Trade and Finance.

Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. It has provided life-changing experiences for more than 700,000 young women across the country and more than $93 million in cash scholarships at the local, state and national level. In addition to cash scholarships, Distinguished Young Women participants are eligible for college-granted scholarships from almost 200 colleges and universities.

For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Stephanie Bradford by calling 251-622-5335, or email