Distinguished Young Women OF Franklin


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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Liana Warnakulasooriya
Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Franklin for 2024
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Trinjan Kaur
Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Norfolk for 2024
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Aryana Innocent
Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Metro West for 2024
Local Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

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Tickets:
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$TBA for Finals on Date and Time TBA

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 Franklin

2025 Local Participants


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

Participants

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Franklin

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Liana Warnakulasooriya
From
Franklin

University Preference
Northeastern University

Career Goal
Investment Banker

Achievements:
National Qualifier DECA 20222nd Place Regional Winner DECA 2023Silver and Gold (x2) Lumos Debate Awards2nd Place Award, Holly Fest Debate TournametSpeaker Award, Holly Fest Debate Tournament 4x Patriots Pen Essay Winner

Activites:
Debate TeamDECAMock TrialHOSAFranklin Rail Trail VolunteerMath TutorScience NHS

Additional:
Sri Lanka Global Peer Leaders

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Norfolk

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Trinjan Kaur
From
Wrentham

University Preference
Private College

Career Goal
I would ultimately like to be able to start my own business that provides services to fashion companies that integrates technology more into their practices.

Achievements:
Norfolk Quill Poetry Award Recipient Top 10 internationally for a Start-Up Business PlanMassachusetts DECA State Co-President 2022-2023Published in the Scholastic Young Writers Collection 2023Miss Teen India Massachusetts 2019Miss Teen Bharat New England 2020

Activites:
International North Atlantic Region Vice President of DECASmall Business OwnerTeacher Training for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Project Co-plannerBystander Intervention Trainer for students, teachers, and other faculty membersGirls Who Code founding member

Additional:
Work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to volunteer at events and fundraise for themWorked with an environmental research firm to draft a proposal to the Wrentham Town Committee for Wrentham to become a Designated Green Community under Massachusetts's government. Advocate for members from lower income households within DECA (expansion of DECA Closet which is a donation based business professional clothing drive)

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Metro West

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Aryana Innocent
From
Attleboro

University Preference
Boston University

Career Goal
Dermatologist

Achievements:
Student athlete recognition Prom Queen 2023Homecoming Queen 2022

Activites:
Step team (Captain)Student council (Vice President)Teaching Empathy Partner ProgramMock TrialDesignated Singer for School Events

Additional:
Singing for Walpole Healthcare Center

2025 Local Participants

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Kaina Abraham
CityFranklin
University Preference
Career Goal
TalentPoem Reading
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Omoyeme Agen
CityBrockton
University PreferenceDartmouth College
Career GoalProfessor In Biological Sciences
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Keira Eriveaux
CityBrockton
University PreferenceFramingham State
Career GoalMicrobiologist
TalentGuitar (And Singing)
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Chloe Harris
CityMansfield
University PreferenceLiberty University
Career GoalPsychology (Therapy)
TalentReciting A Poem
Paityn  Orr
CityFranklin
University PreferenceCornell University
Career GoalMedical Field
TalentClassical Ballet
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Fiorella Pean
CityBrockton
University PreferenceFramingham State University
Career GoalNursing
TalentPoetry
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Ava Piercy
CityFranklin
University PreferenceClemson University, UNC Chapel Hill, University of Tennessee
Career GoalPsychology, Psychiatry, Music
TalentClarinet Performance
Amelia Piercy
CityFranklin
University PreferenceMy top choices are Villanova University or Boston University
Career GoalI'm Interested In Becoming A Politician, Diplomat, Or A Lawyer/Judge.
TalentSaxophone Performance
Camilla Royal
CityWrentham
University Preference
Career Goal
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