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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Keira Serrano
Distinguished Young Woman of Lafayette County for 2023
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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2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Lafayette County

2024 Local Participants

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


2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Lafayette County

Keira Serrano

University Preference
University of Mississippi

Career Goal
OB-GYN Nurse Practitioner

OHS Honor Roll (2019-2021) Oxford Chargerettes Most Inspirational Teammate Class Award- Personal Leadership 2020 Class Award-Sports Medicine Sports Medicine Precision Exam Certificate OHS 30+ ACT Club

Oxford High School ChargerettesOxford Elite Dance CompanyOxford Crown ClubOHS RISE ProgramFuture Health Professionals of AmericaOHS Soles for SoulsLafayette County Literacy Club-OHSOHS Beta ClubOHS National Honor SocietyOxford Swim Club Lifeguard

Book Donation to Lafayette County Literacy Council Clothing donations and Mardi Gras to CASA-Crown Club of OxfordShoe Donations-Soles for Souls OHS9/11 Memorial Desserts and Speeches to OPD and OFD-Oxford ChargerettesNight to Shine Drive Through Cheer On- OHS Chargerettes

2024 Local Participants

Margaret Hazlewood
University PreferenceUniversity of Arkansas
Career GoalBachelors In Nursing, Crna
TalentSinging And Playing Guitar
Caroline Norris
University PreferenceDuke University, Mississippi State University
Career GoalBecome A Prosthetist
Lily Robinson
University PreferenceGeorgetown, Vanderbilt, Louisville
Career GoalNeurology, Athletic Development Sciences
Ella Snyder
University PreferenceUniversity of Mississippi
Career GoalPolitical Scientist And Writer
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Ashley Sudduth
University PreferenceUniversity of Mississippi
Career GoalBecome An Entrepreneur
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