Distinguished Young Women OF Houston 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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Marielle Burque
Distinguished Young Woman of Houston County for 2024
Local Program Information

Class of 2025 Program

Saturday, September 7, 2024
Cultural Arts Center
909 Cultural Arts Center
Dothan, Alabama36301
4:00 PM

$10 in Advance (Any Participant)
$15 Day of Show

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 Houston County

2025 Local Participants

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


2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Houston County

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Marielle Burque

University Preference
Auburn University

Career Goal
Musical Theatre Performance and Psychology

Elected as National Honor Society SecretaryCommunity Service Hours (100+)Heart of Southeast Alabama Dance Company ScholarshipTop 50% - Senior Solo Dance DivisionLA Agency Finalist Dance AwardOutstanding Academic Achievement- Art5 on AP Psychology ExamNational African American Recognition AwardTop 10% score on National French ExamDothan Youth Leadership Member

Southeast Alabama Dance CompanyCo-director for "Search" Retreat: Catholic Youth Program Houston Academy Show ChoirRaiderettes- Houston Academy DancelineHouston Academy Performing Arts (Starred as Sebastian in "The Little Mermaid")Houston Academy Student Government AssociationRaider AmbassadorNational Honor SocietyDothan School of Dance TeacherEmployee at Covenant Church

Vacation Bible SchoolThe ArkEnable Joy PromDothan Rescue Mission Holiday Shopping EventAnnual SGA Canned Food Drive

2025 Local Participants

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