The Distinguished Young Woman of Franklin County for 2018 is Ashley Stewart, from Belvidere.
Ashley’s achievements include: FCA Female Athlete of the Year • Government Award • Biology Award • Mathematics Award • English/writing Award • Selected for Governor's School for the Humanities • Selected for Girl's State • Trojan Award for Leadership • Principal's Award •
In addition, Ashley’s activities include: Varsity Basketball • Student Council • Beta Club • National Honors Society • Mu Alpha Theta • Future Business Leaders of America • Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Member of Leadership Franklin County • Leader of Prom Committee
I tutor in writing essays and all subjects on the ACT. • During the summer, I help coach/teach basketball to girls in elementary school. • Every October, I light candles at the Cancer Walk-A-Thon. • When I have extra time, I like to volunteer at the local Animal Harbor. • I helped put together our school's first prom for special needs students.