Distinguished Young Women OF Kansas


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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Harper Smith
Distinguished Young Woman of Kansas for 2024
State Program Information

Class of 2025 Program

July 20, 2024

Where:
Belleville, KS

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 Kansas

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Harper Smith
FromSabetha
University PreferenceUndecided
Career GoalMusic Business

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Kansas

Photo of Harper Smith
Harper Smith
From
Sabetha

University Preference
Undecided

Career Goal
Music Business

Achievements:
National Honor Society Member/4.0 Honor Roll/Academic Letter2024 Governor's Scholar / State of Kansas (Top 1% of Class)2023 Dole Institute of Politics Youth Civic Leadership Institute (YCLI)2023 Belmont University Summer Vocal Arts Intensive 2022 Honor Choir USA (Hawaii) / KC Starlight (Theatre) Starlight Stars 2021 All-State District Choir / Kansas State University Summer Choral InstituteKSHSAA State Music -- Vocal Solo (1 Rating, 2023, 2022, 2021)/Music LetterKSHSAA 3A State Speech and Drama -- Prose (6th Place, 2023) -- Serious Solo Acting (8th Place, 2022) (9th Place, 2021)/Forensics Letter2023 Big 7 League Speech and Drama -- Serious Solo Acting (1st Place, 2023, 2022) (2nd Place, 2021) -- Prose (1st Place, 2023)2022 VFW Post 7285 Voice of Democracy Scholarship Award

Activites:
Student Council PresidentStudents Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) PresidentPhotography Assistant with Mary Bell StudiosSHS Musical and Drama Productions Lead Actor and ChoreographerSpeech and Drama (Forensics) Varsity Cheer Squad CaptainStudio 1 Dance Center Competition Dance TeamKansas Association of Youth (KAY) Club Board MemberSabetha Methodist Church Praise Team LeaderRainbow Communications Youth Advisory Council Member

Additional:
Nemaha County United 4 Youth Student Leadership Council/VolunteerSabetha Methodist Church Tech Booth VolunteerGrains For HopeMonthly Seatbelt Checks at Schools with Local Law EnforcementLocal Food Pantry and Harvesters Volunteer

2024 State Participants

Lacie Duvall
CityConcordia
University Preference
Career Goal
Lucina Eubanks
CityConcordia
University Preference
Career Goal
Emma Hubert
CityBelleville
University Preference
Career Goal
Mya Morris
CityHalstead
University Preference
Career Goal
Sheila Njiru
CityOverland Park
University Preference
Career Goal
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Harper Smith
CitySabetha
University PreferenceUndecided
Career GoalMusic Business
TalentSinging
Brinna Stephens
CityBelleville
University Preference
Career Goal
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