The Distinguished Young Woman of Union County for 2017 is Presley Henshaw, from Morganfield.
Presley’s achievements include: Artwork chosen to be showcased at Kentucky State Fair in 2015. • Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference Ambassador • All A Honor Roll • Social Norm Campaign • Peer Mentor • National Honor Society • University of Kentucky Rising Scholar • Outstanding Student Celebration and Achievement Recognition (Oscars) • Accepted into the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science • Courier and Press Silver Star Student for 2016
In addition, Presley’s activities include: Governor's Scholars Program Recipient • Beta Club President • Junior Class Treasurer • School Resource Officer Assistant • Religious Education Teacher • Research at Western Kentucky University • Student Peer Mentor • Kentucky Agency for Substance and Abuse Policy Teen Representative • Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference Volunteer • INSPIRE Kentucky Leader
Volunteering at the Foundry in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This includes working with underprivileged kids to complete daily homework tasks. • Volunteering as a religious education teacher at Saint Agnes Catholic Church. • Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity on multiple occasions. • Volunteering to help organize Union County Christmas Assistance. • Volunteering as a counselor at 4H camp and Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar