Distinguished Young Women OF Lauderdale 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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Sydney Hunzicker
Distinguished Young Woman of Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County

2024 Local Participants

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


2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Lauderdale County

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Sydney Hunzicker

University Preference
Oklahoma City University

Career Goal
Musical Theatre

National Honor Society Inductee (2022) Outstanding Choral Student Award (2021-2023) Spanish Honor Society Inductee (2022) Spanish I Highest Average (2021)Outstanding Show Choir Student (2023)

FAFA Dance CompanyFHS Connection Show ChoirFalcon Theatre DepartmentFAFA Stageband (Room 25)

University of North Alabama Respite Care Program Shoals United Stars Sports Program Assistant Stardust Club of Florence Community Service (70+ hours) FAFA Dance Company Service Projects (benefiting teen suicide prevention and type one diabetes) Assisting young readers (St. Joseph School)

2024 Local Participants

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Bailey Bowen
University PreferenceNo specific college. Leaning towards midsized private schools. (University of Denver, Wake Forest, Samford, etc.)
Career GoalMajor: Biomedical Engineering/ Biomechanics Minor: Computer Science
TalentMusic Alto Saxophone
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Chloe  Byrd
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Career GoalDentistry
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Sydney Hunzicker
University PreferenceOklahoma City University
Career GoalMusical Theatre
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Ella Riedel
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalJournalism
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