Distinguished Young Women OF Clarke 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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Ashley Ballard
Distinguished Young Woman of Clarke County for 2024
Local Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

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Life-Changing Experience

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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2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Clarke County

2024 Local Participants

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


2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Clarke County

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Ashley Ballard

University Preference
University of South Alabama

Career Goal

Senior Beta Club National Honors Society Auburn Symphonic Honor Band Auburn Marching Honor Band South Alabama Jaguar Marching Honor BandFirst Runner Up Miss and Mr. CPS 2023-2024Karate Black Belt

Clarke Prep Golf TeamFlying Bricks Community BandClarke Prep Gator BandSouthern Karate Academy Assistant InstuctorMember of 3Circle Youth GroupMember of Fellowship of Christian AthletesStudent Government Association TreasurerSenior Class TreasurerKarate Competition Team

Five day Philadelphia Missions Trip with 3Circle ChurchVacation Bible School ( 14 hours)13 hours of service at 3Circle Church40 hours of service at Clarke Prep School7 hours of service at local businesses

2024 Local Participants

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Ashley Ballard
University PreferenceUniversity of South Alabama
Career GoalSurgeon
TalentMartial Arts
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Mimi Blaylock
CityGrove Hill
University Preference
Career Goal
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Caroline Breaux
University PreferenceVanderbilt
Career GoalLaw Degree Specializing In Family Law
TalentJazz En Pointe
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Caniya Burroughs
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalMy Career Goal Is To Become A Broadcaster
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Maura Morris
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalChild Life Specialist
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Dylan Thornton
CityGrove Hill
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalObstetrician
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