Distinguished Young Women OF Arizona

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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Hiyun Lee
Distinguished Young Woman of Arizona for 2023
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

Saturday, September 23, 2023

6 PM @ The Higley Center For the Performing Arts
4132 E Pecos Rd, Gilbert, AZ

$ Available at the door

Now accepting applicants for the Class of 2025!

APPLY BY DECEMBER 31, 2023! Participants are evaluated in the areas of: scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression, and fitness. College scholarships are awarded at the state level and millions in college-granted scholarships are available nationally. The state representative will be chosen in September 2024 and advance to the national program in summer of 2025 for the opportunity to compete for more cash tuition scholarships.

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2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Arizona

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Hiyun Lee
University PreferenceUniversity of Arizona APME/College of Medicine
Career GoalMedical Advisor and Cardiothoracic Surgeon

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Arizona

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Hiyun Lee

University Preference
University of Arizona APME/College of Medicine

Career Goal
Medical Advisor and Cardiothoracic Surgeon

AP Scholar with Distinction Award (2020-2022)All-State Strings Ensembles-Best in Class Award American Invitational Mathematics Examination Qualifier American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition 2nd Place Coca-Cola Scholar SemifinalistGreat Composers International Competition Mozart Performance 2nd PlaceJane Street Certificate of Excellence WinnerNational Spanish Exam Gold Medal National Youth Arts Awards Outstanding Production AwardU.S. Presidential Scholars Program Semifinalist

Arizona Youth Arts Council MemberAssistant Concertmaster of Phoenix Youth Symphony OrchestraChair of Chandler Mayors Youth CommissionFigure SkatingManagement Services Intern for Chandler CFOPresident and Head Manager of Sports DepartmentPresident of Tri-M National Honor SocietyResearch Intern at Arizona State UniversityVice-President of Shes the FirstVolunteer at Banner Hospital and Dignity Health

AZURE Family Concerts: provide concert opportunities for people with autismAnicell Volunteer and Lab Intern: create clean and safe environment on ranch for mares to give birthSpecial Olympics Arizona: facilitate sports activities for athletes with intellectual disabilities Teaching Assistant: help teacher with tutoring students and preparing materialsTri-M National Honor Society (6 years): spread and educate community through music

2024 State Participants

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Isobel Andersen
University PreferenceBrigham Young University
Career GoalTherapist
TalentViolin Solo
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Megan Burke
University PreferenceBoston College
Career GoalPolitical Science
TalentTap Dance
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Michelle Chen
University PreferenceRice U, Georgia Tech
Career GoalMechanical Engineer
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Mara McPhail
University PreferenceStanford, Howard or Hampton University
Career GoalCivil Justice Lawyer
TalentMusical; Piano
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Prisha Mungara
University Preference
Career GoalComputer Science
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Nikiyah Shavers
University PreferenceSpelman College
Career GoalAssistant Anesthesiologist
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Elizabeth Wei
University PreferenceArizona State University
Career GoalActuarial Science
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Audrey Zhang
University Preference
Career Goal
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Grace Zhang
University PreferenceUniversity of Pennsylvania
Career GoalFinancial Consulting / Business Management
TalentMonologue With Singing
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