Distinguished Young Women OF California

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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Noor El kereamy
Distinguished Young Woman of California for 2024
State Program Information

Class of 2025 Program

Date July 21, 2024

The Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater

$20 for General Tickets on July 21, 2024 at 1:00 pm
$30 for Reserved Tickets on July 21, 2024 at 1:00 pm

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 California

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Noor El kereamy
University PreferenceStanford University
Career GoalBioengineer

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of California

Photo of Noor El kereamy
Noor El kereamy

University Preference
Stanford University

Career Goal

- Top 24 for Senior Contemporary Ballet with a self-choreographed piece at the Youth America Grand Prix in San Diego, March 2-5, 2023.- Top 6 for Classical Ballet Pas de Deux at the Youth America Grand Prix in Los Angeles, January 20-23, 2022.- Top 24 for Senior Classical Ballet at the Youth America Grand Prix in Los Angeles, January 20-23, 2022. - Most Inspiring Dancer award at Civic Dance Center in June 2022.- Pacific Northwest Ballet Summer Intensive Scholarship in 2021 and 2022.- School of American Ballet Summer Intensive Scholarship in 2021.- 2nd place in the Junior Contemporary category at the International Dance Talent Competition in Italy, May 13-16, 2021.- Top 12 in the Junior Contemporary Ballet category at the Youth America Grand Prix in San Diego, March 5-7, 2021. - Inductee of the National Honor Society of Dance Arts 2021.- Kern Dance Alliance Scholarship for academic excellence and leadership in July 2020.

- Founder of Women in STEM Education (W.I.S.E.), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering young women aspiring to pursue careers in STEM through online seminars.- Research Associate at The Valley Fever Institute, Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA, actively involved in writing a collaborative National Institute of Health (NIH) Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21).- Student Intern in the Computer Science Department at California State University, Bakersfield, CA, working on a research project focused on machine learning in human pulmonary disease diagnosis.- Junior Board Member at Kern Dance Alliance in Bakersfield, CA, launching passion project called "A Taste of Dance" celebrating local diversity.- Jim Burke Educational Foundation Ford Dream Builder Student Leader, Ford Dimension Class of 2024, Bakersfield, CA.- Principal Dancer with Bakersfield City Ballet.- One of the California representatives for the UNESCO International Dance Council (CID).- National Honor Society Junior Officer, Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, CA.- Secretary of the Stockdale High School French Club, Bakersfield, CA.- Member of Mu Alpha Theta: Math Honor Society and Math tutor for students at Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, CA.

- Children's Dance Education and Outreach event, 2018-2023, a Kern Dance Alliance event aimed to provide children with a comprehensive dance experience, including live dance performances, dance classes with choreography instruction, and the opportunity to showcase their skills on stage.- Dancing with the Angels, 2022, a collaborative program between Kern Dance Alliance and the Bakersfield Angels, dedicated to using the arts to connect and uplift the foster care community through movement, music, and visual art. - Adventist Health Bakersfield, 2021, assisting nurses in the newborn unit during the COVID-19 pandemic. - Books in Motion, from 2018-2021, a Kern Dance Alliance program for children in the early literacy stages (K-3rd grade), designed to stimulate their imagination and foster a love for reading.- ADAPTIdance program, from 2017-2021, a Kern Dance Alliance program in collaboration with the League of Dreams, a nonprofit adaptive sports league. This program is Kern County's only curriculum-based adaptive dance program, serving individuals with disabilities between the ages of 5 and 22.

2025 State Participants

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