Distinguished Young Women OF Massachusetts

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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Moira Larson
Distinguished Young Woman of Massachusetts for 2024
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

January 12-14, 2024

Holyoke Community College

$20 for Finals on January 14, 2024 at 2:30pm

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 Massachusetts

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Moira Larson
University PreferenceSacred Heart University
Career GoalNursing

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Massachusetts

Photo of Moira Larson
Moira Larson

University Preference
Sacred Heart University

Career Goal

The Claudette M.L Desrosiers Award for exemplifying civic virtue.The Maddie Schmidt Memorial Award for striving to create positive change.AP Scholar AwardTulane University Book Award for academic achievement and service. Massachusetts We the People State Champions We the People Unit Award for being in the highest scoring Easthampton unit.13th Place at the We the People National Competition.Academic Excellence Awards in Math, Science, English and Spanish.Common Wealth Award for stepping up and working hard to better the school.John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

Dancer at the Hackworth School of Performing Arts Dance Assistant and Teacher at the Hackworth School of Performing ArtsStudent Council Historian National Honors Society Vice President Drama Club Dance Choreographer Faith Formation Student and Confirmand of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton ChurchWe the People Program Participant and MentorDistinguished Young Women Student RepresentativeTake Center Stage Dance Competition VIP Assistant Math Kangaroo Competition

Magic for Maddie Volunteer and Sparkle CrewWe the People MentorCommittee Chair of Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Lemonade and Goodies Sale.Personal work with a younger dance student on technique and strengthening.Tour guide for incoming students to Easthampton High School.

2025 State Participants

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