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2014

July

La Plata, Md. teen named Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland. On July 12, Nicole Lusk of La Plata, Md. was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland. Read more...

Stillwater, Okla. teen named Distinguished Young Woman of Oklahoma.. On July 26, Madison Weiser of Stillwater, Okla. was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Oklahoma. Read more...

Myrtle Beach, S.C. teen named Distinguished Young Woman of South Carolina. On July 26, Caitlyn Penter of Myrtle Beach, S.C. was named the Distinguished Young Woman of South Carolina. Read more...

2014

June

Scholarship, leadership and talent embodied in Georgia teen selected as Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2014. She will serve as national representative of 57-year-old program for high school girls, formerly known as America's Junior Miss. Read more...

Distinguished Young Women hosts Women's Forum with Prominent Speakers. Distinguished Young Women will welcome Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey and other successful women to a Women's Forum on Friday, June 20 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Read more...

Distinguished Young Women Invites the Gulf Coast Community to Participate in 57th National Finals Events. Distinguished Young Women will welcome the Class of 2014 to Mobile on Sunday, June 15 to participate in the 57th National Finals. Read more...

Distinguished Young Women celebrates 57 years of promoting and rewarding scholarship, leadership and talent. The 57th Annual National Finals set for June 26, 27 and 28, 2014. Read more...

2013

October

Bailey Baker named Distinguished Young Woman of Colorado. Statewide scholarship program awarded $1,600 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

September

Distinguished Young Women Welcomes Megan Gunter as Marketing & Communications Director. Read more...

Distinguished Young Women seeks Executive Director. Read more...

June

Scholarship, leadership and talent embodied in Washington teen selected as Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2013. Nicole Renard named Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2013. Read more...

April

Morgan Taylor named Distinguished Young Woman of New Jersey. Statewide scholarship program awarded cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Alexis Hilts named Distinguished Young Woman of Nevada. Statewide scholarship program awarded $700 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Kaylee Oberlies named Distinguished Young Woman of New Hampshire. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $6,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

March

Emma Scott named Distinguished Young Woman of Alaska. Statewide scholarship program awarded $7,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Erica Swanson named Distinguished Young Woman of Iowa. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $7,500 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Katelyn Pyfer named Distinguished Young Woman of Colorado. Statewide scholarship program awarded $1,200 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Sabrina Gerlich named Distinguished Young Woman of Virginia. Statewide scholarship program awarded $10,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Jimmienell Morgan named Distinguished Young Woman of New Mexico. Statewide scholarship program awarded $1,400 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Nisa Villareal named Distinguished Young Woman of Rhode Island. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $2,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Riya Patel named Distinguished Young Woman of Vermont. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $900 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Janessa Palmer named Distinguished Young Woman of Minnesota. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $9,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Brittany Anderson named Distinguished Young Woman of Wyoming. Statewide scholarship program awarded $2,400 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Alexandra Hochstetler named Distinguished Young Woman of Indiana. Statewide scholarship program awarded $22,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Anna Hiran named Distinguished Young Woman of Texas. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $1,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Distinguished Young Women seeks back-up dancers for 56th annual National Finals. Read more...

February

Jeannie St. Onge named Distinguished Young Woman of Connecticut. Statewide scholarship program awarded cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Brittany Egnot named Distinguished Young Woman of New York. Statewide scholarship program awarded $3,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Maggie Whittemore named Distinguished Young Woman of Maine. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $1,500 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Brittany Churchill named Distinguished Young Woman of Massachusetts. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $5,500 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Brianna Bracey named Distinguished Young Woman of Utah. Statewide scholarship program awarded $47,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Alyssa Champlin named Distinguished Young Woman of Kansas. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $4,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Julia Shappert named Distinguished Young Woman of Ohio. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $18,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Elizabeth Wing named Distinguished Young Woman of Arkansas. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $6,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Amie Sessoms named Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $20,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Distinguished Young Women names Heather Rocker new executive director. Read more...

January

Anna Dai named Distinguished Young Woman of Michigan. Statewide scholarship program awarded $10,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Jean Elizabeth Miles named Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $40,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Chelsea Robinson named Distinguished Young Woman of Hawaii. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $13,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Ellen Ward named Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $26,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Ciera Horton named Distinguished Young Woman of Florida. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $20,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

 

2012

December

Distinguished Young Women announces 2012-2013 board of directors and officers. Read more...

November

Isha Jog named Distinguished Young Woman of Illinois. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $4,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

October

Natalie Stoker named Distinguished Young Woman of Idaho . Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $15,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

September

Natalia Sklioutovskaya-Lopez named Distinguished Young Woman of West Virginia . Statewide scholarship program awarded cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Katie Wilkinson named Distinguished Young Woman of Arizona . Statewide scholarship program awarded $30,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

August

Kate Shea named Distinguished Young Woman of Montana . Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $4,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Sydney Kirkegaard named Distinguished Young Woman of Wisconsin . Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $5,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Nicole Renard named Distinguished Young Woman of Washington . Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $10,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Sarah Fuller named Distinguished Young Woman of Pennsylvania . Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $8,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Ally Malone named Distinguished Young Woman of Oregon . Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $5,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

July

Carly Mickleson named Distinguished Young Woman of North Dakota. Statewide scholarship program awarded cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Rachel Whittenbach named Distinguished Young Woman of Oklahoma. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $5,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Ashley Cummins named Distinguished Young Woman of Missouri. Statewide scholarship program awarded cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Sarah Gandy named Distinguished Young Woman of Louisiana. Statewide scholarship program awarded $3,500 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Taylor Paskey named Distinguished Young Woman of Delaware. Statewide scholarship program awarded $4,500 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Rachel Tunney named Distinguished Young Woman of South Carolina. Statewide scholarship program awarded $11,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Ling Zeng named Distinguished Young Woman of California. Statewide scholarship program awarded $39,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Avian Brown named Distinguished Young Woman of Georgia. Statewide scholarship program awarded $13,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Katie Ward named Distinguished Young Woman of Tennessee. Statewide scholarship program awarded $12,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Mackenzie Ross named Distinguished Young Woman of Mississippi. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $44,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Maddy Miller named Distinguished Young Woman of Nebraska. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $3,500 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Aleksandra Knepper named Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $3,500 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Meet Christina Maxwell, Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2012. Read more...

June

Christina Maxwell of North Carolina selected as Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2012. Read more...

May

Distinguished Young Women announces they have received a Challenge Grant from an anonymous donor in the amount of $30,000! Read more...

Distinguished Young Women announces Executive Director Becky Jo Peterson will resign her position effective July 12, 2012.  Read more...

Distinguished Young Women celebrates 55 years of promoting and rewarding scholarship, leadership and talent. Read more...

April

National Be Your Best Self Week to impact thousands of young people nationwide. Read more...

Ana Villasenor named Distinguished Young Woman of Wyoming. Statewide scholarship program awarded cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Julia Markun named Distinguished Young Woman of Illinois. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $6,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Jordan Orris named Distinguished Young Woman of Nevada. Statewide scholarship program awarded cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Gabrielle Jehle named Distinguished Young Woman of New York. Statewide scholarship program awarded cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Lena Sun named Distinguished Young Woman of New Jersey. Statewide scholarship program awarded cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Distinguished Young Women releases new promotional video.Read more...

Distinguished Young Women seeks Summer 2012 Interns.Read more...

Taylor Quick named Distinguished Young Woman of Arkansas. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $6,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Deven Inch named Distinguished Young Woman of Alaska. Statewide scholarship program awarded $7,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Ankhita Samuel named Distinguished Young Woman of Kansas. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $5,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Brittany Durkee named Distinguished Young Woman of Vermont. Statewide scholarship program awarded cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

March

Sierra Harland named Distinguished Young Woman of New Mexico. Statewide scholarship program awarded cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Alinia Houser named Distinguished Young Woman of South Dakota. Statewide scholarship program awarded cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Michelle Seywald named Distinguished Young Woman of Virginia. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $7,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Lauren Hoppa named Distinguished Young Woman of Colordao. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $2,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Rachael Ostrem named Distinguished Young Woman of Iowa. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $8,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Chandler Cross named Distinguished Young Woman of Rhode Island. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $1,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Lulama Moyo named Distinguished Young Woman of Maine. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $2,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Emily Thomas named Distinguished Young Woman of Massachusetts. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $4,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Marin Helppie-Schmieder named Distinguished Young Woman of Texas. Statewide scholarship program awarded cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Stephanie Yasechko named Distinguished Young Woman of Ohio. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $18,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Chloe McLaughlin named Distinguished Young Woman of Indiana. Statewide scholarship program awarded $21,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

February

Aria Stiles named Distinguished Young Woman of Minnesota. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $8,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Cosette Fife named Distinguished Young Woman of Arizona. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $17,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Christina Maxwell named Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina. Statewide scholarship program awarded $22,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Christine Houle named Distinguished Young Woman of Michigan. Statewide scholarship program awarded $10,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

January

Distinguished Young Women set to participate in Alabama Gives Day Feb. 2. Read more...

Rachel Appelo named Distinguished Young Woman of Florida. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $16,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Kaitlin Paxton named Distinguished Young Woman of Utah. Statewide scholarship program awarded $30,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Scarlett Walker named Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $38,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Paige Wilson named Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $25,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Zoe Miller named Distinguished Young Woman of Connecticut. Statewide scholarship program awarded $500 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

 

2011

December

Jenna Frowein named Distinguished Young Woman of Hawaii. Statewide scholarship program awarded $17,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Stephanie Brady named Distinguished Young Woman of New Hampshire. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $8,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Keyna Hoselton named Distinguished Young Woman of North Dakota. Statewide scholarship program awarded $500 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Distinguished Young Women hires Development Director. Read more...

Distinguished Young Women seeks Spring 2012 Interns. Read more...

November

Distinguished Young Women seeks Development Director. Read more...

October

Michelle Miso Jang named Distinguished Young Woman of Idaho. Statewide scholarship program awarded $14,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

September

Jennifer Pruett named Distinguished Young Woman of West Virginia. Statewide scholarship program awarded $1,500 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

August

Boni Yraguen named Distinguished Young Woman of Oregon. Statewide scholarship program awarded $6,400 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Dea Biancarelli named Distinguished Young Woman of Montana. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $4,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Mary Margaret Saylor named Distinguished Young Woman of Delaware. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $3,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Jeanette Morelan named Distinguished Young Woman of Wisconsin. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $7,500 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Kendall Earl named Distinguished Young Woman of Washington. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $10,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

July

Carolyne Henry named Distinguished Young Woman of Pennsylvania. Statewide scholarship program awarded $9,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Hannah Joo named Distinguished Young Woman of California. Statewide scholarship program awarded $40,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Julia Carlson named Distinguished Young Woman of Nebraska. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $4,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Emily Redmond named Distinguished Young Woman of Louisiana. Statewide scholarship program awarded $7,500 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Mary-Clayton Gilbert named Distinguished Young Woman of Georgia. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $13,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Lexee Hill named Distinguished Young Woman of Tennessee. Statewide scholarship program awarded $10,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Anna-Marie Ahrberg named Distinguished Young Woman of Oklahoma. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $4,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Lizabeth Marquart named Distinguished Young Woman of Missouri. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $1,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Mallory Pitts named Distinguished Young Woman of Mississippi. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $44,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Bethany Mlinar named Distinguished Young Woman of South Carolina. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $9,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more...

Sierra Terrell named Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland. Statewide scholarship program awarded more than $4,000 in cash scholarships to participants. Read more... 

US Davis Cup and Olympic Team Members headline the Gulf Coast Tennis Challenge to benefit Distinguished Young Women. Read more...

June

Scholarship, leadership and talent embodied in Tennessee teen selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2011.  Read more...

May

Distinguished Young Women National Headquarters seeks Summer Interns. Several internship openings available for the Summer 2011 semester beginning in May. Read more...

April

Distinguished Young Women celebrates National Be Your Best Self Week. Program participants to share positive message of self-esteem and personal development. Read more...

March

7th on the Hill and Rock the Runway Fashion Events raise more than $100,000 for Distinguished Young Women. All proceeds go directly to support mission of Distinguished Young Women. Read more...

February

Distinguished Young Women announces release of book, Full Bloom: Cultivating Success. The recently released compilation of essays provides an inspiring take on success from the viewpoint of past Junior Miss and Distinguished Young Women participants. Read more...

January

Stephanie Bradford joins Distinguished Young Women staff. Bradford to oversee all communications efforts for the National Headquarters. Read more...