Distinguished Young Women OF Dallas 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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Lelia Kelly
Distinguished Young Woman of Dallas County for 2024
Local Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

Date TBA

Location TBA

$TBA for Preliminaries on Date and Time TBA
$TBA for Finals on Date and Time TBA

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 Dallas County

2024 Local Participants

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


2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Dallas County

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Lelia Kelly
Valley Grande

University Preference
University of Mississippi

Career Goal
Major in Public Relations

UCA Pin-It-Forward Leadership Recipient AISA Allstar CheerleaderUCA All-AmericanMiss Elmore County 2022National Honor SocietyAISA State Computer and Science Fair 1st place in Web DesignAISA 3A SGA Scrapbook runner upPioneer Electric Youth Tour delegatePresidential Scholar awardI Dare You award from Morgan Academy SGA

PageantsSoccerDanceCheerGuitarPresident of Prom CommitteeInteract Club Co PresidentSchool ChoirComputer TeamSGA

Vacation Bible School volunteerPeewee and future cheer instructorFall festival workerSelma Food Pantry volunteerTornado relief volunteer

2024 Local Participants

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Madison  Gayle
University PreferenceJackson State University
Career GoalPharmacist
TalentJazz En Pointe
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Claire Johnson
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalDietitian
TalentBallet En Pointe
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Lelia Kelly
CityValley Grande
University PreferenceUniversity of Mississippi
Career GoalMajor In Public Relations
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Margaret Minter
University PreferenceThe University of Alabama
Career GoalSocial Media Marketer
TalentDance (Tap)
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Anne Frances Pearce
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalDegree In Nursing
TalentJazz Dance
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Taylor Roberts
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalUndecided
TalentAcrobatic Jazz
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