2018 Awards

Distinguished Young Woman of America – $30,000
Aaryan Morrison, Indiana

First Runner-Up – $15,000
Fiona Benson, Connecticut

Second Runner-Up – $10,000
Valerie Trapp, Florida

Remaining Overall Finalists – $2,500
Jessica Yan, Arizona
Elena Rippeon, Maryland
Xiadi Zhai, Massachusetts
Abigail Musser, Mississippi
Laurel Reynolds, Oklahoma

Category Awards

Interview – $1,000
Jessica Yan, Arizona
Fiona Benson, Connecticut
Valerie Trapp, Florida
Aaryan Morrison, Indiana
Elena Rippeon, Maryland

Scholastics – $1,000
Jessica Yan, Arizona
Rachel Forest, Idaho
Aaryan Morrison, Indiana
Elena Rippeon, Maryland
Lidia Balanovich, New Hampshire

Self-Expression – $1,000
Jessica Yan, Arizona
Valerie Trapp, Florida
Melanie Taylor, Michigan
Rachel Martorana, Montana
Laurel Reynolds, Oklahoma

Talent – $1,000
Jessica Yan, Arizona
Elizabeth Dutch, Georgia
Aaryan Morrison, Indiana
Elena Rippeon, Maryland
Kennedy Miller, North Carolina

Fitness – $1,000
Kimberly Marquez, California
Abigail Musser, Mississippi
Lidia Balanovich, New Hampshire
Elizabeth Ohl, Ohio
Harriet Huang, Wisconsin

Satellite Awards

JD and Roxann Dyess Distinguished Blogger Award – $500
Haley Geiger, West Virginia (2017)

Jeff Adams Distinguished Outreach Award – $500
Joselyn Pierce, Almire/Coulee/Hartline, Wash., local program

Amy Osmond Cook Class of 2017 Has Been Award – $2,000
Susannah Cowley, Arizona (2017)

Joy Mitchell Grodnick Spirit Award – $2,000
Harriet Huang, Wisconsin

Be Your Best Self Award in honor of Reggie Copeland – $1,000 each
Isabelle Pope, Alaska
Jana Osborne, Washington

Tell Me A Story by Maureen Sullivan Collins – $2,500 each
Fiona Benson, Connecticut
Leah Humble, Tennessee

National Panhellenic Conference/NPC Foundation Award – $1,000 each
Cassidy Diamond, New Jersey
Fiona Benson, Connecticut

Wintzell’s Betty Copeland My Town Award – $1,000
Valerie Trapp, Florida

The Shoppes at Bel Air Community Service Award – $1,500
Fiona Benson, Connecticut

Dr. Richard B. Rogers Science Scholarship – $1,000
Cassidy Diamond, New Jersey

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