Dora Guo named Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2019 during 62nd National Finals

On Saturday, June 29, Dora Guo of Vernon Hills, Ill., was named Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2019  and presented with a cash scholarship of $30,000 during the 62nd Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile. [caption id="attachment_27267" align="alignright" width="222"]Distinguished Young Woman of America Dora Guo, June 30, 2019. (Seth Laubinger/Ruby Media) Distinguished Young Woman of America Dora Guo, June 30, 2019. (Seth Laubinger/Ruby Media)[/caption] Following a selection process that began in her home state of Illinois, Guo traveled to Mobile along with 49 other state representatives to participate in community activities and prepare for the 62nd annual national competition. Guo amassed a total of $32,000 in cash scholarships through her participation in the Distinguished Young Women program at the national level alone, plus additional scholarships at the state and local level. In addition to serving as the national representative of Distinguished Young Women for the next year,  Guo will attend Yale University. A complete list of winners includes: Distinguished Young Woman of America – $30,000 Dora Guo, Illinois First Runner-Up – $20,000 Lori Feng, Mississippi Second Runner-Up – $10,000 Sarah Sun, Utah Remaining Overall Finalists – $5,000 Eden Chun, Hawaii Olivia Fosson, Ohio Sarah Katherine McCallum, Louisiana Evelyn Smith, Oklahoma Grace Stanek, North Carolina Category Awards Interview – $1,000 Ciara Callicott, Arkansas Olivia Fosson, Ohio Dora Guo, Illinois Sarah Katherine McCallum, Louisiana Evelyn Smith, Oklahoma Scholastics – $1,000 Dora Guo, Illinois Maya Shah, Iowa Sarah Sun, Utah Gloria Tang, New Jersey Grace Zhang, Arizona Self-Expression – $1000 Hazel Homer-Wambeam, Wyoming Kara Iwanowski, Maryland Savannah Stanley, Georgia Sarah Sun, Utah Sarah White, Oregon Fitness – $1,000 Eden Chun, Hawaii Katherine Lightfoot, Florida Kyla Mathner, Alabama Savannah Sides, Virginia Evelyn Smith, Oklahoma Talent – $1,000 Grace Christensen, Idaho Kara Iwanowski, Maryland Mina Liang, Massachusetts Taylor Richardson, Delaware Sarah Sun, Utah Satellite Awards JD and Roxann Dyess Distinguished Blogger Award – $500 Gianna Rucki, Minnesota (2018) Jeff Adams Distinguished Outreach Award – $500 Skylar Haines, Connecticut Participant Amy Osmond Cook Class of 2018 Has Been Award – $2,000 Kennedy Miller, North Carolina (2018) Joy Mitchell Grodnick Spirit Award – $2,000 Taryn Sebba, Colorado Be Your Best Self Award in honor of Reggie Copeland – $1,000 each Mina Liang, Massachusetts Evelyn Smith, Oklahoma Tell Me A Story Award by Maureen Sullivan Collins – $2,500 each Kaitlyn Eddy, Connecticut Claire Zhou, Texas National Panhellenic Conference/NPC Foundation Award – $1,000 each Bronte Johnson, Ohio Participant Sarah Katherine McCallum, Louisiana Wellington Coffeen Medicine Scholarship – $1,000 Esofi Nunyi, North Dakota Wintzell’s Betty Copeland My Town Award – $500 each Rachel Jakovac, Montana Alison Parish, New York The Shoppes at Bel Air Community Service Award – $1,500 Claire Zhou, Texas Dr. Richard B. Rogers Science Scholarship – $1,600 Katherine Lightfoot, Florida Press-Register/AL.com Distinguished Diary Award – $1,000 Grace Zhang, Arizona

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