The Distinguished Young Woman of Loudon County for 2018 is Ella Tiller, from Maryville.
Ella’s achievements include: DENSO Four Star Academic Award of Excellence • Acceptance to Tennessee Governor's School of Science & Engineering • Academic Letter, 2014-2015, Lang. Arts • Duke University TIP State Recognition and Medal • Highest Academic Excellence: Phys. Sci., Modern Hist., Alg. I • Highest Academic Excellence: Chem. II, Alg. II, Geometry • Women's Gymnastics State Championship Qualifier(Last 4yrs) • 15+ Top Three Finishes Women's Wakeboarding • Talent Advancement Program, Woodward Gymnastics Training Center • Piano and Vocal Excellence Award
In addition, Ella’s activities include: Competitive Gymnastics Team (Level 8) • Voice Lessons • Piano Lessons • Gymnastics Coaching • Youth Group • Church • Praise Band Leader • Younglife • Competitive Wakeboarding • BETA Club
Youth Group service projects for elderly church members (various) • BETA Club: school recycling service, Autism awareness, Thanksgiving meal baskets • Volunteered for various fundraising events for church mission trip • Helps stock local food pantry for needy families