2016 Awards

Distinguished Young Woman of America – $40,000
Tara Moore (South Carolina)

First Runner-Up – $15,000
Madeleine Arnold (Utah)

Second Runner-Up – $10,000

Anna Daniels (Mississippi)

Remaining Overall Finalists – $2,500
Lindsey Carroll (Kentucky)

Madeleine Arnold (Utah)

Tara Moore (South Carolina)

Morgan Holen (Nebraska)

Zariah Tolman (Wyoming)

Katie Breland (Tennessee)

Anna Daniels (Mississippi)

Anna Romanov (Georgia)

Sruthi Palaniappan (Iowa)

Sarah Sipe (Indiana)

 

Joy Mitchell Grodnick Distinguished Spirit Award – $2,000
Katie Breland (Tennessee)

 

Overall Awards

Scholastics – $2,500
Anna Daniels (Mississppi)

Interview – $2,500
Lanessa Aurand (Kansas)

Talent – $2,500
Tara Moore (South Carolina)

Self-Expression – $2,500
Tara Moore (South Carolina)

Fitness – $2,500
Tara Moore (South Carolina)

 

Category Awards

Fitness – $1,000 each
Anna Romanov (Georgia)
Elyssa Sena (Rhode Island)
Kyla Hull (Virginia)
Cori Lewis (Louisiana)

Self-Expression – $1,000 each
Rose Arbittier (Pennsylvania)
Adrienne Blakey (Oklahoma)
Madeline Arnold (Utah)
Morgan Holen (Nebraska)

Talent – $1,000 each
Madeleine Arnold (Utah)
Shade Bullock (Missouri)
Katie Breland (Tennessee)
Martha Bennett (North Carolina)

Interview – $1,000 each
Kennedy Ho (Oregon)
Amy Uehara (Hawaii)
Tara Moore (South Carolina)
Anna Daniels (Mississippi)

Scholastics – $1,000 each
Noelle Li (Maryland)
Sruthi Palanappan (Iowa)
Lindsey Carroll (Kentucky)
Alicia Sun (Nevada)

Satellite Awards

Press-Register/AL.com Distinguished Diaries Award – $1,000
Kennedy Ho (Oregon)

Bel Air Mall Community Service Award – $1,500
Lexi Openshaw (West Virginia)

Wintzell’s Oyster House My Town Award in memory of Betty Copeland – $2,000
Sruthi Palaniappan

Be Your Best Self Award in honor of Reggie Copeland – $1,000 each
Marisa Hoover (Idaho)
Savannah Smith (Montana)

Amy Osmond Cook Has Been Award sponsored by Saad Development Corporation – $2,000
Kristiana Sklioutovskaya-Lopez

Distinguished Outreach Award – $1,000
Elena Crepso (San Diego (CA) 2016)

JD and Roxann Dyess Distinguished Blogger Award – $500
Whitney Eversole (Utah 2015)

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