The Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County for 2018 is Sarah Downs, from Springfield.
Sarah’s achievements include: Governor Scholar Program • National Honor Society-Treasurer • All A Honor roll (three years) • Lincoln Trail Youth Salute • Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar • Bardstown-Nelson County Young Leader • Class President (two years) • KHSAA Academic All-State First Team for Volleyball (three years) • 4-H Camp Teen Leader • Student Council-Vice President
In addition, Sarah’s activities include: Speech and Debate Team-Captain • Student Ambassadors • Y Club-Service Chair • Piano • Choir • Girls Aspire and Lead (GAL) Club • Gender Equity Committee • Volleyball • Interact Club-Secretary • Biology Club
St. Vincent de Paul-Food Pantry Volunteer Leader • Bethlehem High School Volunteer-Student Ambassador, Tour Guide, Recruiter • National Honor Society-Polar Express, Operation Christmas Child, MADD Walk, etc. • 4-H Camp Teen Leader • Salvation Army Bell Ringer