Distinguished Young Women OF Arkansas

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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Carissa Callicott
Distinguished Young Woman of Arkansas for 2024
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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2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Arkansas

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Carissa Callicott
FromLittle Rock
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalNeonatal Nurse or Pediatric Neuropsychologist

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Arkansas

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Carissa Callicott
Little Rock

University Preference
University of Alabama

Career Goal
Neonatal Nurse or Pediatric Neuropsychologist

National Society of High School Scholars State of Arkansas House of Representatives HonorNational Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine & Health CareExcellence in Filmmaking AR Scholastic Press Association BHS Spanish Honors Society BHS National Honors Society Sea-perch Flight in Space program - underwater robotics Overall Instrumentalist MAROT 2021, 2022, 2023President's Volunteer Service Award - GoldArkansas Teen in Action Award

BETA clubBest BuddiesBryant High School Softball TeamChurch/Event Worship and Children LeaderFellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)Future Business Leaders of America(FBLA) Humbard Family Clinic Internship New York Times Editorial ContestantStudent SenateTop Golf - Golf Services Associate

Arkansas Middle School Softball League - Coach, Referee, ScorekeeperFellowship of Christian Athletes - Volunteer and Event CoordinatorMeals on Wheels- Fundraiser, Outreach Companion Miracle League Softball - BuddyG.U.I.D.E for Life program - Fundraising, Volunteer work, Outreach Coordinator, Media Specialist

2025 State Participants

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Brylie Butler
University PreferenceHarding University
Career GoalPediatric Pa Working In The Nicu
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Zamera Wilbon
University PreferenceUniversity of Washington in St. Louis
Career GoalMathematics Educator
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