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)

Morgan Holen (Nebraska)

Zariah Tolman (Wyoming)

Katie Breland (Tennessee)

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 – $2,000
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 – $500
Elena Crepso (San Diego (CA) 2016)

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

National Sponsors