Taylor Swift Heads 2009 Ten Best Mannered List / Tiger Woods Named Most Ill-Mannered

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CHARLOTTE, NC (MMD Newswire) December 17, 2009 -- Taylor Swift, who is commended for being a role model to young people, heads the list of the "Ten Best-Mannered People of 2009," by the National League of Junior Cotillions. The list, which is on its 18th year, is compiled by the NLJC, an etiquette and social training program involving thousands of young people in the United States.

The 2009 list includes:

1. Taylor Swift - for consistently showing courtesy to her fans.

2. Tim Tebow - for displaying good sportsmanship on and off the field.

3. The Jonas Brothers - for maintaining their strong commitment to personal values.

4. Chesley "Sully' Sullenberger - for demonstrating poise under pressure during the "Miracle on the Hudson."

5. Taylor Lautner - for exhibiting humility and politeness as the "Twilight" actor.

6. Robin Meade - for sharing her sunny disposition as host of CNN's "Morning Express."

7. Sandra Bullock - for setting high standards of excellence as an actress.

8. Beyonce - for inspiring young people with her music and her manners.

9. Brett Favre - for being a positive example for young athletes.

10. Robin Roberts - for extending warmth and kindness to "Good Morning America" guests.

"The annual selections are based on the demonstration of dignity, honor, and respect," says Elizabeth Anne Winters, NLJC National Director. "Taylor Swift was chosen because of her exemplary manner in which she conducts herself as one of today's most popular entertainers."

In addition, Tiger Woods received the dubious distinction of being named The Most Ill-Mannered Person of 2009, "for lowering the standards of morality and his negative influence as a role model for young people."

Cotillion students and directors nationwide nominate individuals for the "Ten Best Mannered People" award.

The National League of Junior Cotillions (1-800-633-7947) is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, and has licensed chapters throughout the United States. It hosts the popular website, "Etiquette for Today" (www.nljc.com).

NOTE: This is the 18th annual "Best Mannered" list which is featured by major media outlets.

To schedule an interview with Elizabeth Anne Winters, NLJC National Director, phone 800-633-7947 (office), 704- 813-2527 (cell), or Email: cotillions@nljc.com.

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