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 State Participants

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Milan DiBacco
University PreferenceVanderbilt University
Career GoalOrthodontist
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Noor El kereamy
University PreferenceStanford University
Career GoalBioengineer
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Amy Ganatra
University PreferenceUSC, UCLA, UC Berkeley
Career GoalAttorney
TalentBollywood Dance
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Aila Jahromi
University PreferenceA California university
Career GoalEither Engineering Or Computer Science
TalentPersian Dance
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Rishika Kulkarni
CitySan Diego
University PreferenceBrown University
Career GoalCardiothoracic Surgeon
TalentDramatic Monologue
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Jasmine Lo
University PreferenceStanford University
Career GoalTech
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Kaiyi Ma
University PreferencePomona; UCLA; Northwestern; Barnard
Career GoalEconomics; Business
TalentVocal Performance
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Chloe Manilay
CityLos Angeles
University PreferenceStanford, Oxford, Yale, Georgetown
Career GoalInternational Relations
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Emily McGuire
University PreferenceBakersfield College, Fresno Pacific University
Career GoalKindergarten Teacher
TalentTap Dance
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Durga Mekkoth
CitySan Diego
University PreferenceUC's
Career GoalHealthcare
TalentIndian Fusion Dance
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Grace Miller
University PreferenceNotre Dame
Career GoalLabor And Delivery Nurse, Physical Therapist, Teacher
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Lauren Silcox
University PreferenceUtah State, University of Wyoming
Career GoalFlight Nurse In The Air Force
TalentLyrical Dance
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Samantha Sugino
University PreferenceUCLA
Career GoalChild Psychologist
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Angela Yang
CityLos Angeles
University PreferenceWellesley, UC Berkeley
Career GoalComputer Science Professor + Activist
TalentPiano Performance
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Lauren Yoder
CitySan Gabriel
University PreferenceUCLA, UCI, UCSD, Chapman
Career GoalAthletic Training, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy
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