Distinguished Young Women OF Morgan 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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Samantha Simmons
Distinguished Young Woman of Morgan County for 2023
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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2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Morgan County

2024 Local Participants

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


2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Morgan County

Samantha Simmons

University Preference
The University of Alabama

Career Goal
The Field of Law and Politics

Governor of Alabama`s Girls State Pentagon Press Secretary of Girls Nation State Champion of the SAR Orations Contest (2022) Nationals Alternate for NSDA`s Congressional Debate Alabama 3rd Place State Original Oratory Speaker NSDA National Honor Society Member Two Time Champion of Big Questions Debate (community-wide) Alabama Band Masters Association Concert Flutist 2021- HHS Band Writer for Voices of Gen-Z International Thespian Society member

Speech and Debate Team PresidentHartselle Tiger Times Co Editor and ChiefGirls State Delegate/GovernorHartselle High School AmbassadorStudent Government Association RepresentativeMu Alpha Theta MemberHartselle High School`s Theater Financial ChairHartselle High School Chorus Member6 year Hartselle High School Band StudentGirls Nation Senator

32 Hours through publishing writing with Voices of Gen Z26 Hours with National Honor Society20 Hours Worked with Ambassadors38 Hours with Hartselle High School Speech and Debate Team15 Hours worked with International Thespian society

2024 Local Participants

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Anna Blankenship
University PreferenceMississippi State
Career GoalZoologist
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Analeigh Fansler
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalNurse Practitioner In The Field Of Dermatology
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Samantha Hardin
University PreferenceAlabama University
Career GoalPhysical Therapist
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Sofia  Hutson
University PreferenceVanderbilt
Career GoalPediatric General Surgery
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Leah Johnson
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama, Huntsville and University of Alabama
Career GoalBiotechnology/Biomedical Research
Photo of Isabelle (Izzy Kate) Priest
Isabelle (Izzy Kate) Priest
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalDoctorate Of Pharmacy
TalentBallet En Pointe
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