National Finals Time!!!

By Megan Gunter
Distinguished Young Women Communications Director
It is an exciting time of year for Distinguished Young Women!! On Sunday, June 17, we welcomed 50 of the nation’s most accomplished young women to Mobile, Alabama for the 55th Distinguished Young Women National Finals. For the next two weeks, the participants (one from each state) will take part in a variety of activities in and around the Port City including team building, community service and rehearsals for the National Finals production. The Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2012 will be named on Saturday, June 30, 2012.
We invite you to take part in the excitement of National Finals!!
Check in on the Be Distinguished Blog over the next two weeks. Our contributors will be reflecting on their experiences last year at National Finals as members of the Class of 2011.
Enter our National Finals ticket give-away on Facebook! We are giving away 2 tickets to each show night (1st Prelims, 2nd Prelims, and Finals Night) to 3 of our individual followers on Facebook! All you have to do is LIKE our page and leave a comment on the ticket give-away post saying why you love Distinguished Young Women and we will do a random draw for the winners on Monday, June 25, 2012. One person will win the Thursday night, one will win Friday night, and one will win Saturday night tickets. Share this giveaway with your friends and good luck!
Follow all of the action on Facebook and Twitter! We will be posting real-time photos of the participants at various events, sharing video clips and linking to news stories and coverage of National Finals. LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter!


Keep up with all of the participants’ activities by checking out the event photos from our official photographer, Fusion Point Media.
Tune in to see who will be named the Distinguished Young Woman of America! The final night of competition featuring the top 10 finalists in the categories of talent, fitness and self-expression will be streamed live on Saturday, June 30 at 8/7C. You can watch by visiting
Meet the Class of 2012!! Visit the Distinguished Young Women website to learn about each of the participants taking part in the 55th National Finals.

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