Distinguished Young Women OF Jefferson 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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Ashlyn Berry
Distinguished Young Woman of Jefferson County for 2024
Local Program Information

CLASS of 2025 PROGRAM

REHEARSAL WEEK: July 14-20, 2024

PERFORMANCES:

Preliminary: Friday, July 19, 6:30 PM

Preliminary, Saturday, July 20, 11:30 A.M.

FINALS: Saturday, July 20, 6:30 P.M.

LOCATION: John Carroll Catholic High School

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 15, 2024

APPLY NOW AS PLACES WILL BE LIMITED!!!

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 Jefferson County

2025 Local Participants


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

Participants

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Jefferson County

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Ashlyn Berry
From
Vestavia

University Preference
University of Alabama

Career Goal
Music Educator

Achievements:
First Chair Clarinet Alabama All-State Band (11), All State Band Member (9-11)National Honor SocietyThird Place HS Presentation—University of Alabama German Day (11)Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society Lead Tenor Saxophone—Alabama All-State Jazz HS Bronze Band (11)Science Honor SocietyCharacter Award—Vestavia Hills High School Band (11)Choral Honor SocietyPrincipal Clarinetist All-State Sinfonia Orchestra (9)Rho Kappa Honor Society

Activites:
Vestavia Hills High School Drum Major (12), Band Chaplain (12), Leadership (10-12)Rebel Up Club (Special Education Outreach) Co-Vice President (12), Secretary (11), Member (10-12)Vestavia Hills High School Peer Tutoring President (12), Member (11-12)Hunter Street Baptist Church Lifelong MemberVestavia Hills High School Just Singin' (A Cappella) (12)Honors and AP Student (9-12)RISE for Cancer "RISE and Shine Cafe" Member (11)Vestavia Hills High School Jazz Band (10-12)German Department Student (9-11)Vestavia Hills High School Wind Symphony (10-12)

Additional:
Kid's and Student's Worship Leader/Vacation Bible School Leader at Hunter Street Baptist Church: 167 Hours (9-12)Rebel Up Outreach Lunch Pals/Field Trip Helper: 73 Hours (10-12)Show Choir Band Tenor Saxophonist: 56 Hours (11)Vestavia Hills HS Anastasia Musical Orchestra Pit: 30 Hours (10)Vestavia Hills HS Peer Tutoring: 16 Hours (11-12)

2025 Local Participants

Sadie Benson
CityTrussville
University Preference
Career Goal
RidleyTate Box
CityVestavia Hills
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalPublic Relations With A Minor In Sports Media
TalentSinging
Nia Brown
CityHoover
University PreferenceNorth Carolina A&T
Career GoalLawyer
TalentPiano
Lillianne Campbell
CityTrussville
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career Goal
Ella Kate Clark
CityTrussville
University Preference
Career Goal
Evie  Cleckler
CityBirmingham
University Preference
Career Goal
MARGARET" LULA" JANE  COMER
CityMountain Brook
University Preference
Career Goal
Pearl Ennis
CityVestavia Hills
University PreferenceAuburn
Career GoalPhysical Therapy
TalentDance
Sunni Harkley
CityGardendale
University Preference
Career Goal
Katie Harris
CityTrussville
University PreferenceAuburn, Alabama
Career GoalLaw, Teaching
Michelle Hines
CityHueytown
University Preference
Career Goal
Miriam  Hodges
CityHoover
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama, Florida State University, University of Florida, Belmont University
Career GoalMusical Theatre Performer
Charlotte Hottle
CityBirmingham
University PreferenceUniversity of Georgia, Belmont University, Mississippi State University
Career GoalMusical Theater / Theater Education
TalentVocal
Jasmine  Kirwa
CityHoover
University Preference
Career Goal
Lishanda  Martinez
CityHoover
University Preference
Career Goal
Kezia Mickens
CityHueytown
University Preference
Career Goal
Mary Kenyon Nall
CityVestavia Hills
University Preference
Career Goal
Kate Nichols
CityBirmingham
University PreferenceUniversity of South Alabama
Career GoalComplete College With A Bachelors In Marine Biology, Then Go Into The Field Of Research And Ocean Conservation, With A Focus In Scientific Diving For Research And Data Collection Purposes
TalentVocal
Misha Patel
CityHoover
University Preference
Career GoalMedical School
Cameron Perry
CityHueytown
University Preference
Career Goal
Kiersten Pritchard
CityTrussville
University Preference
Career Goal
Ellie Robicheaux
CityVestavia Hills
University PreferenceFurman University, Auburn University, Richmond University, Rhodes College, Wofford College
Career GoalFinancial Management
TalentDance
Stella Shipman
CityTrussville
University Preference
Career Goal
Madeline Tapley
CityHomewood
University Preference
Career Goal
Ella Katherine  Trundt
CityMountain Brook
University Preference
Career Goal
Kendle Wright
CityBirmingham
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalSports Media
TalentDancing
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