2015 Awards

Distinguished Young Woman of America – $50,000
Maire Nakada (Alaska)

First Runner-Up – $20,000
Kadee Beasley (North Carolina)

Second Runner-Up – $10,000

Kassie Miller (Kentucky)

Remaining Overall Finalists – $2,500
Bria Kalpen (Alabama)
Joanna Gurr (Arizona)
Shannon Wade (Florida)
Tianzhen Nie (Hawaii)
Chase Dorn (Illinois)
Tanner Fant (Mississippi)
Caitlyn Penter (South Carolina)

Joy Mitchell Grodnick Distinguished Spirit Award – $2,000
Catherine Zhang (Pennsylvania)

 

Overall Awards

Scholastics – $2,500
Catherine Zhang (Pennsylvania)

Interview – $2,500
Máire Nakada (Alaska)

Talent – $2,500
Máire Nakada (Alaska)

Self-Expression – $2,500
Claire Coder (Ohio)

Fitness – $2,500
Kristiana Sklioutovskaya-Lopez (West Virginia)

 

Category Awards

Fitness – $1,000 each
Chase Dorn (Illinois)
Tanner Fant (Mississippi)
Heather Dorler (New York)
Kadee Beasley (North Carolina)

Self-Expression – $1,000 each
Bria Kalpen (Alabama)
Isabel Brown (Colorado)
Nicole Lusk (Maryland)
Shelbi Fitzpatrick (Montana)

Talent – $1,000 each
Joanna Gurr (Arizona)
Shannon Wade (Florida)
Sophia Inaba (Georgia)
Kaylyn Taylor (Nevada)

Interview – $1,000 each
Bria Kalpen (Alabama)
Kassie Miller (Kentucky)
Kelly Reading (Massachusetts)
Claire Hungar (Virginia)

Scholastics – $1,000 each
Sophia Inaba (Georgia)
Tianzhen Nie (Hawaii)
Ashley Stevens (Tennessee)
Claire Hungar (Virginia)

Satellite Awards

Press-Register/AL.com Distinguished Diaries Award – $1,000
Ashley Stevens (Tennessee)

Bel Air Mall Community Service Award – $1,500
Catherine Zhang (Pennsylvania)

Wintzell’s Oyster House My Town Award in memory of Betty Copeland – $2,000
Natalie Benson (New Mexico)

Be Your Best Self Award in honor of Reggie Copeland – $1,000 each
Joanna Gurr (Arizona)
Isabel Brown (Colorado)

Amy Osmond Cook Has Been Award sponsored by Saad Development Corporation – $2,000
Natalie Palmquist (Distinguished Young Woman of Wyoming for 2014)

Distinguished Outreach Award – $1,000
Catherine Haws (Distinguished Young Woman of Knox County, Ohio for 2015)

JD and Roxann Dyess Distinguished Blogger Award – $500
Alex Grady (Distinguished Young Woman of Iowa for 2014)

National Sponsors