Distinguished Young Women OF Delaware

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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Haley Cummins
Distinguished Young Woman of Delaware for 2023
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

August 5th, 2023 3:00pm

Possum Point Theater - Georgetown, DE

$20 GA, $10 Students & Seniors, FREE under 5 or class of 2025 possible participants

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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2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Delaware

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Haley Cummins
University PreferenceVirginia Wesleyan University
Career GoalEnvironmental Conservation

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Delaware

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Haley Cummins

University Preference
Virginia Wesleyan University

Career Goal
Environmental Conservation

National Honors Society MemberBatten Honors College Batten Fellows Award Honor Roll (Sophomore - Senior year)

Forces of NatureJewelry ClubMilton Theater ProductionsSki Club Sussex Academy Theater

Milton Theater Holiday Teas: Performances for Delaware youthNational Honors Society: I am an active participant in meetings and events, such as the past two induction ceremoniesReturn Day Youth Talent Show: I sang the National Anthem and hosted the talent show

2024 State Participants

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Alicia Chu
University Preference
Career Goal
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Ashley Cifuentes Gutierrez
University PreferenceUniversity of Chicago
Career Goal
TalentVocal Performance
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Carlyn DeFord
University PreferenceSalisbury University
Career GoalBecome A Elementary School Guidance Counselor
TalentContemporary Dance
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Adrianna Hutton
CityDelaware City
University PreferencePrinceton University
Career GoalNeuropsychology Professor
TalentTenor Saxophone
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Brynn Moor
CityNew Castle
University PreferenceUniversity of Delaware
Career GoalChemistry Teacher
TalentInstrumental Baritone Saxophone
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Sahaana Rajagopalan
University PreferenceDuke University
Career GoalNeonatologist
TalentIndian Classical Dance
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Peggy Thomas
University PreferenceUniversity of Delaware, Howard University
Career GoalPhysician Assistant/ Registered Nurse
TalentContemporary Dance/Praise Dance
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