Distinguished Young Women OF Baldwin County

is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholastics, leadership and talent in young women. Earn scholarships for higher education, personally develop through the DYW Life Skills Workshops, and make new friends from around the state.

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Ava Dowden
Distinguished Young Woman of Baldwin County for 2023
Local Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

August 26, 2023
Coastal Alabama Community College PAC
Bay Minette, AL

Tickets: $10.00

5:00 pm

Life-Changing Experience - Deadline to apply:06/09/2023
College scholarships are awarded at the state level and millions in college-granted scholarships are available nationally. The state representative will advance to the national program for the opportunity to compete for cash tuition scholarships. To participate, you must be in your junior of high school. Participants are evaluated in the areas of: scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression, and fitness.

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2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Baldwin County

2024 Local Participants

These participants will take part in the up-coming local program.


2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Baldwin County

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Ava Dowden

University Preference
Wake Forest or University of Alabama Birmingham

Career Goal
Actuary or Epidemiologist

National German Exam Gold Medal (Level 1)-95th percentile National German Exam Silver Medal Level 2-88th percentile Outstanding Sophomore German Department Award Outstanding Achievement in Biology Outstanding Sophomore in the Humanities Excellence in Cheerleading Award National German Honor Society National Honor Society Jo Bonner Leadership Academy Cohort Dragon Talk Presenter

SGA Sergeant at Arms 2021-2022, SGA Representative 2020-2021Cheer Captain 2021-2022, Cheerleader 2020-presentStudent Judiciary Committee Co-Chair 2022-2023, Member 2021-2022Concert ChoirFairhope United Methodist Church Youth Group, Youth Leadership TeamDance TeamScholars Bowl TeamBallet at Bayshore Ballet AcademyPianoMath Club

Copperhill Tennessee Mission Team-Helped to rebuild a roof after storm damagePanama City Mission Team-led a VBS for local children and helped repair homes Math Lab tutor-Assisted peers with math homeworkVolunteered at Vacation Bible School during summerJudged a local middle school science fair

2024 Local Participants

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Allyson  Bankester
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalNursing
TalentDramatic Monologue
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Emily  Byrd
University PreferenceUniversity of Mobile
Career GoalNurse Anesthetist
TalentLyrical Dance
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Phoebe Cisneros
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama and Tulane
Career GoalPhysical Therapist And Professional Dancer
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Anna Bowler Conyers
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalCivil Or Industrial Engineering
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Faith Craig
CityOrange Beach
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama in Birmingham
Career GoalBroadway Actress/ Singer
TalentVocal Performance
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Olivia Creel
University PreferenceSpringhill College
Career GoalNursing Degree
TalentInstrumental Clarinet
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Ava Davidson
CitySpanish Fort
University PreferenceTroy University
Career GoalHospital Administration
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Melissa Fowler
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalArchitect
TalentSketching And Monologue
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Madilyn Heath
CitySpanish Fort
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalAttorney
TalentLyrical Dance
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Kennedy Hoskins
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalEarly Childhood Education
TalentLyrical Dance
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Analeese Moore
University PreferenceUniversity of South Alabama
Career GoalEarly Childhood Education
TalentHawaiian Hula Dance
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Virginia Caroline Pierce
CitySpanish Fort
University PreferenceVanderbilt University, University of Texas, University of Miami
Career GoalVocal Performance And Entertainment Law
TalentVocal Performance
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Zoie Pratt
University PreferenceUniversity of Tennessee
Career GoalInterior Design With A Minor In Architecture.
TalentVocal Performance
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Faithlynn Swanson
University PreferenceManhattan School of Music
Career GoalMusical Theater/Broadway Performer
TalentMusical Theater Vocal Performance
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Emily Taylor
CitySpanish Fort
University PreferenceUniversity of Southern Mississippi
Career GoalBachelor Of Fine Arts In Theatre
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Heidi Tucker
University PreferenceUniversity of South Alabama
Career GoalPeruse A Degree In Pediatric Oncology
TalentCheer Dance
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Sophie  Walters
CitySpanish Fort
University PreferenceUniversity of Southern Mississippi
Career GoalConservation Biologist
TalentModern Ballet En Pointe
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