Distinguished Young Women OF Alaska

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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Jazzie Trotter
Distinguished Young Woman of Alaska for 2023
State 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 Alaska

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Jazzie Trotter
FromEagle River
University PreferenceUniversity of Southern California
Career GoalArchitect

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Alaska

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Jazzie Trotter
Eagle River

University Preference
University of Southern California

Career Goal

Student Body PresidentAP Scholar with Distinction ASD Superintendent’s Service AwardCollege Board Rural and Small Town Recognition AwardFine Arts Superior in Piano and ArtJunior/Senior Homecoming and Prom PrincessMiss Alaska's Outstanding Teen with National Talent Award National Merit ScholarSpanish Seal of Biliteracy US Presidential Scholar Alaska Nominee ValedictorianVarsity Volleyball Captain (All-Tourney, All-Conference and Best Attitude)

ASD Gifted Architecture MentorshipAcademic WorldQuest BowlAmerican Legion Auxiliary Girls NationERHS Student GovernmentERHS Varsity BasketballERHS Varsity Track and FieldERHS Varsity VolleyballNational Honor SocietyPass to Play AK Sand VolleyballUnited States Senate Youth Program

Building Bridges Through Books: founder and mentor reader. Church Praise and Worship Keyboardist: practices and worship lead on Sundays.Miss Alaska's Outstanding Teen: Special Olympics, Children' Miracle Network, etcStudent Government: various events emcee, new student ambassador, etc.Volleyball Referee: middle and high school volleyball matches of varying levels.

2024 State Participants

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Kaitlyn Armerding
CityEagle River
University PreferenceOregon State University
Career GoalPhysician, Starting With Pre Medicine At Osu With Minors In Music And Spanish
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Elizabeth Djajalie
University PreferenceHarvard University
Career GoalBiotechnology Entrepreneur
TalentVocal / Piano
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Viana Esposito
University Preference
Career GoalAttorney
Abigail Harver
University Preference4 year college
Career GoalNursing
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Ellen Kennedy
University PreferenceGeorgetown
Career GoalLawyer
TalentPoetry Reading
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