The Distinguished Young Woman of Distinguished Young Woman of Tuscaloosa County for 2017 is Runa King, from Tuscaloosa.
Runa’s achievements include: National Honor Society • Science National Honor Society • Spanish National Honor Society • Mu Alpha Theta • Outstanding GPA Award • Outstanding English Student Award • NHS Student of the month • Outstanding US History Student award • Full Scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School summer program • Ballet Scholarship at NUVO Dance convention
In addition, Runa’s activities include: Dance Centre Senior Company Member • Key Club • Tuscaloosa Civinettes • Tuscaloosa Belles • Spanish Club • HOSA (Health Occupation Student Association) • GLI (Girls Learn International) • Yearbook Comittee • SGA • Northridge Ambassador
Civinettes Civic Club- 20 service hours per year • Tuscaloosa Preservation Society - President of the Tuscaloosa Belles Program. • Key Club • Volunteer for the after school program at Verner Elementary School • Volunteer for the Tuscaloosa Children's Theatre