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Kris Crocker to emcee DYW 2022

| April 14, 2022 1:00 AM

The Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women program is excited to welcome Kris Crocker as the emcee for this year’s Distinguished Young Women scholarship program on April 30.

Crocker has emceed for the program in the past and has graciously agreed to lend her talents again this year, program officials said. She is the chief meterologist for KXLY.

Nominated for five Emmy awards, Crocker has earned the coveted “Seal of Approval” from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. She graduated Mississippi State University, completing the broadcast meteorology program and earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism and communications at Oklahoma State University.

Crocker started her weather career in 1993 in her hometown of Idaho Falls. She’s also worked at television stations in Lansing and Flint, Mich. She and her husband, Jerry, have three children: Sophie, Danny and Gabrielle. They also share their home with several cats and dogs. The Crockers love to practice yoga and take advantage of the many outdoor activities in the Inland Northwest. They especially like to ski, snowboard, run and golf. In the community, Crocker has played violin with the Spokane Falls Community Orchestra, is an avid Spokane Symphony goer, and is a member of the Spokane Symphony Associates. She is an active fundraiser for many local charity organizations, and is the driving force behind 4 News Now’s Coats 4 Kids campaign.

Local DYW committee members said they are grateful to Crocker for hosting the program. Tickets for this year’s program are on sale for $12 at Mountain Mike’s Health Food Store. All seating is reserved, and tickets sell out fast.

The participant chosen as this year’s DYW of Bonners Ferry will represent the community at the state competition in Idaho Falls this coming October. Should she win there, she will represent Idaho in the national finals to be held in June 2023.

Founded in 1958, DYW is a free program that encourages participants to reach their full individual potential. Our mission is to empower young women by providing more than $1 billion in scholarship opportunities, connecting with a nationwide network of women, developing their self-confidence and participating in our Life Skills Workshops that prepare them for success after high school. National sponsors include Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, Mobile County, City of Mobile, Alabama Power Foundation, Shoe Station, Gant Travel Management, the Coffeen Family, Regions Financial Corporation, Jostens and Alabama Media Group.

For more information about DYW, contact Tara Principe, National Headquarters Marketing and Communications Director, at 251-438-3621 or Tara@DistinguishedYW.org or visit www.DistinguishedYW.org.