H 57° L 52°
Cloudy | 6MPH

Doherty Named Distinguished Young Woman of Menomonee Falls for 2015

March 11, 2014

Ashley Doherty will represent the class of 2015 as the Distinguished Young Woman of Menomonee Falls. She was awarded the title at the 50th Annual program held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Menomonee Falls High School. Distinguished Young Women is the scholarship program formerly known as Junior Miss. The program has been organized and sponsored by the Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls since 1986.

Ashley, the daughter of Bryan and Linda Doherty, is a junior at Menomonee Falls High School. She performed a ballet dance to Don Quixote: Bridesmaid Variation for her talent. Ashley was awarded a $2000 scholarship from the Optimist Club. She also won the Be Your Best Self Essay award. She will advance to the Distinguished Young Women of WI program in August.

Taylor Vraney was named the 1st Alternate and awarded a $750 scholarship from the Optimist Club and $350 from Community League of Menomonee Falls. She also won the preliminary Interview award. Carley Kolsch was named 2nd Alternate and awarded a $250 scholarship from the Optimist Club. The following preliminary awards were: Ellie Jordan – Talent; Kristen Niles - Scholastic; Abby McIntyre - Self-Expression and Amanda Richter - Fitness. Maryellen Pawley was voted the Spirit Award winner by her fellow contestants.

Also participating in the program was Paige Adams, Brigid Doyle, Rachel Haynes, Rachel Hoyer, Alexus Johnson, Sydney Kolbeck, Taylor Knaebe, Juliette Schefelker and Viktoria Schumacher.

Distinguished Young Women national rules limit participants in a local program to those who live in the community. Because of open enrollment there are girls who attend Menomonee Falls High School but live outside the village. Those girls were invited to participate as “At-Large” contestants. The At-Large participants who met a minimum score advance to the state program and will represent the municipality they live in. Those girls are: Hailey Barbee – Distinguished Young Woman of Milwaukee – Park Knoll, Alexis Strode - Distinguished Young Woman of Milwaukee – Sherman Park and Hannah Yohnk - Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County. Additional At-Large programs will be held over the next few months. For information on becoming a participant please visit

The Distinguished Young Women of Wisconsin program will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.

Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Milwaukee suburbs trick-or-treat times 2015 10:00 AM

» Two lanes on U.S. Highway 45 in Waukesha County reopen after crash Updated:  10/3

» Brookfield East rolls over Menomonee Falls behind Sam Santiago-Lloyd's four TDs 10/2

» Updated week seven rankings of area prep football teams and players Updated:  10/2

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Is Aaron Rodgers really the best QB in football? 10/1

» Buddy Squirrel happy to return to Brookfield Square 9/30

» Elm Grove Woman's Club, Junior Guild reconnecting 9/30

» Multifamily housing surges in Brookfield 9/29

» Brookfield Central football crushes Marquette, 52-20 9/29

» Central wins 4 straight GMC titles 9/29


» Brookfield East football team takes down Red Raiders 9/29

» Brookfield to review property naming process 9/29

» Brookfield Central Homecoming game a happy one 9/29

» Brookfield proposes small 2016 levy increase 9/29

» Brookfield East volleyball team goes 4-3 at West Bend Sprawl 9/29

» Brookfield East girls edge Lancers for GMC Relay title 9/29

» Spartan spikers win two big matches 9/29

» Elm Grove police seek 2 masked suspects in Sendik's robbery attempt Updated:  9/28

» Brookfield Central football crushes Marquette, 52-20 9/26

» 3 charged in suburban burglary string targeting flat screen TVs 9/25

» Brookfield Square Sears open for business 9/25

» Local business owner to host LinkedIn session 9/23

» Kyle Hanson's goal gives Brookfield East boys soccer win 9/23

» Elmbrook Senior Taxi officials hope funding from local communities continues 9/22

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss



2015 Writing Contest


(Click image for details)

Local Business Directory