Distinguished Young Women OF Lafayette 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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Ashley Sudduth
Distinguished Young Woman of Lafayette County for 2024
Local Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

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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 Lafayette County

2025 Local Participants

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


2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Lafayette County

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Ashley Sudduth

University Preference
University of Mississippi

Career Goal
Become an entrepreneur

Award of Excellence in Marketing event during DECA Internationals1st Place Mississippi State DECA Sports and Entertainment Marketing2nd Place Mississippi State TSA Fashion Design and TechnologyCollege Board National Recognition Scholar1st Place District Science Olympiad Forensics 4th Place Mississippi State TSA Structural Design and Engineering Charger Award in Oxford High School Varsity Volleyball Runner-Up Volleyball State Champion with Oxford High School1st Place District Science Olympiad "Write It Do It" Award of Excellence Advanced Placement 2-D Art and Design

Retail worker at Daisy Gift CompanyVice President of Beyond Our Walls Community Service ClubPresident of Career and Technical Education Student AmbassadorsSecretary of Junior Auxiliary Crown ClubFounder and President of the Breakfast Club Book ClubOxford High School Diamond GirlsJunior Representative on Student CouncilSecretary of Technology Students Association (TSA)Vice President of Distributed Education Clubs of America (DECA)Chargers Helping Chargers (Peer Tutoring)

Over 125 hours peer tutoring in Chargers Helping Chargers at Oxford High SchoolPicking up and distributing the recycling at Oxford High School through Go GreenHelping with the Buddy Walk to benefit those with Down SyndromeHosting and donating to a shoe drive with Soles for Souls at Oxford High SchoolVisiting retirement homes to sing, dance, and participate in various activities

2025 Local Participants

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Cate Callicutt
University PreferenceOle Miss
Career Goal
TalentPlaying The Guitar And Singing
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Evelyne Denham
University PreferenceUndecided
Career GoalDermatologist
TalentVocal Performance
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Sarah Ross Latimer
University PreferenceMississippi State University
Career GoalFashion Stylist/Journalist
TalentFashion Demonstration
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Mary Cile Meagher
University PreferenceI have not decided yet. I plan to apply to Ole Miss, Auburn, and the United States Naval Academy.
Career GoalMy Dream Would Be To Either Become A Pilot Or A Politician With A Law Degree.
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Ava Randle
University PreferenceBaylor University
Career GoalDietician
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Kate Riddle
University PreferenceThe University of Mississippi
Career GoalPharmacist
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