Distinguished Young Women OF DeKalb 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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Anna  McSpadden
Distinguished Young Woman of DeKalb County for 2024
Local Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

Date TBA

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$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 DeKalb County

2024 Local Participants

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


2024 Distinguished Young Woman of DeKalb County

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Anna  McSpadden

University Preference
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Career Goal
Performing Arts

Beta Club Solo Performance State ChampionDCFA Leading Role AwardDCFA Best Attitude AwardDCFA Supporting Role AwardGirls State RepresentativeA Honor RollSGA Class Vice President/RepresentativeBand PresidentClub 36DAR Good Citizen

TheatreSingingMarching/Concert BandChurch ChoirGolf

Church Food BankBeta Club road paintingSinging at nursing homesBeta Club canned food driveVolunteer Counselor at Camp Catapult

2024 Local Participants

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Lizzie Black
CityFort Payne
University PreferenceNew York University
Career GoalJournalism
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Emma Campbell Crawford
CityFort Payne
University PreferenceTroy University
Career GoalPhysical Therapist
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Marissa Fairley
CityFort Payne
University PreferenceLee University, UAH, Alabama University
Career GoalArchitectural Design, Ministry
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Lillie Freeman
CityValley Head
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalOrthopedics
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Karalina Mann
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalElementary Teacher
TalentBaton Twirling
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Anna  McSpadden
University PreferenceUniversity of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Career GoalPerforming Arts
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DaNali Richardson
CityFort Payne
University PreferenceAlabama A&M University or University of Alabama
Career GoalI Plan To Become A Speech Pathologist.
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