Distinguished Young Women OF Miami County

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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Emily Smith
Miami County for 2024
Local Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

Date Saturday, November 4, 2023

Where: St. John's Lutheran Church
181 West Main Street
Peru, Indiana 46970

$5 admission for the Miami County DYW Showcase

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 Miami County

2025 Local Participants

These participants will take part in the up-coming local program.


2024 Miami County

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Emily Smith

University Preference
Ball State University

Career Goal
To be a mental health therapist or nurse. I would also like to become a dance teacher.

Sara Herrel Memorial Dance Scholarship and the All Academic Award for soccer

Dance at Ballet Arts of Peru (ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, and musical theater), North Miami High School soccer, North Miami High School Drama Club, National Honor Society, student council, and North Miami High School Choir

Work concession stands, set up for school dances and rallies, rake leaves in Denver and Macy, and work with kinderdancers

2025 Local Participants

Katelyn Greis
University Preference
Career Goal
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