Distinguished Young Women OF Nebraska

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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Delaney Knight
Distinguished Young Woman of Nebraska for 2023
State 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 Nebraska

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Delaney Knight
University PreferenceUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln
Career GoalMechanical Engineer

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Nebraska

Photo of Delaney Knight
Delaney Knight

University Preference
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Career Goal
Mechanical Engineer

Class ValedictorianPeter Keiwit ScholarCHS Math Student of the Year (2021 & 22) Coach's Choice Award: Dance Team (2020 )H.M. Leadership & Talent Award: Just for Kix Dance Camp (2021)NE State Champion: Cheer Team (2022) NE Girls Cornhusker State School Nominee Omaha World-Herald Academic All-State Honorable Mention UDA National Semi-Finalist HS Dance Team: Pom (2020)Centennial Conference: All Conference Academic Excellence (2021, 22,23)

State Dance Team Student Council - TreasurerNational Honor Society - PresidentQuizbowl State Cheer TeamVarsity Tennis Team Church Worship TeamMath ClubMock TrialSchool Tutor - Chemistry

Church: Child care, Keyboards/Worship Team, Mission Trip, Youth Group SpeakerSchool Volunteer-State Track, Dance Clinics, Basketball Photography, ConcessionsTrunk or Treat, Gala Set-up, Quizbowl Competition timing, Chemistry Tutor Community Volunteer: Habitat for Humanity - Women's Build, Sunnyslope Rec Assn.Omaha Farmers Market Volunteer, Faith in Action Days, Open Door Mission

2024 State Participants

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Ruby Gutzmann
University PreferenceUndecided
Career GoalDouble Major: Mathematics & Physics
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Chuyee Huang
University PreferenceUniversity of Southern California
Career GoalActuary
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Raima Kreifels
University PreferenceUNL
Career GoalActress And Real Estate Agent
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Kaitlin Lichtenberger
University Preferencen/a
Career GoalDoctor
TalentAcoustic Guitar
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Makenna Lichty
University PreferenceUniversity of Kansas
Career GoalMedical Career
TalentHip Hop Dance
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Megan Marasco
University PreferenceUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln
Career GoalBehavioral Science And Dance Choreography
TalentJazz Dance
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Jadyn Taylor
University PreferenceIn-State Public
Career GoalElementary Education
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Adrianna Wallace
University PreferenceMidland University
Career GoalCriminology / Psychiatric Nurse
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