Kris Crocker returns to emcee Distinguished Young Women

Boundary County 2024 Distinguished Young Women
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Kris Crocker
Kris Crocker

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 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Kris has emceed for the program in the past and has graciously agreed to lend her talents again this year.

Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker brings you the 4 News Now Forecast Focus every weeknight on 4 News Now at 5, 6 and 11.

Kris’ dedication to providing you with the most accurate weather forecasts in the Inland Northwest has been recognized with five Emmy nominations, and Kris proudly displays the coveted “Seal of Approval” from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Kris completed the Broadcast Meteorology program at Mississippi State University and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism and communications at Oklahoma State University.

It was in her hometown of Idaho Falls, Idaho, where Kris started her weather career in 1993. She’s also worked at television stations in Lansing and Flint, Michigan.

Kris 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, Kris 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.

The local Distinguished Young Women committee is grateful to Kris for taking the time to host this year’s program, and welcomes her and her family back to Bonners Ferry. Tickets for this year’s show, “All American” are on sale for $12 at Mountain Mike’s Health Food Store. All seating is reserved.

Don’t delay in getting your tickets!

The participant chosen as this year’s Distinguished Young Woman of Bonners Ferry will represent our 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 2025.

Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is a free program that encourages participants to reach their full individual potential. It mission is to empower young women by providing over $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, Master Boat Builders, Shoe Station and the Barkin Family, Gant Travel Management, the Coffeen Family, Regions Financial Corporation, Jostens and Alabama Media Group.