Distinguished Young Women OF Nevada

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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Abigail Lescenski
Distinguished Young Woman of Nevada for 2023
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Faith Lutheran Theatre
2015 S Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, NV 89117
(click address for map)

$10 cash, check, Venmo only

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 Nevada

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Abigail Lescenski
FromLas Vegas
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalSocial Media Marketer or Travel Blogger

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Nevada

Photo of Abigail Lescenski
Abigail Lescenski
Las Vegas

University Preference
University of Alabama

Career Goal
Social Media Marketer or Travel Blogger

Dance Conservatory Student of the Month - November 2021 Encore Dance Company Elite Dancer Faith Lutheran Dance Conservatory Letter Faith Lutheran Scholar Athlete Faith Lutheran Varsity Dance Letter National Honors Society for Dance Arts Encore Dance Co Regional Cover Model Faith Lutheran Academic LetterFaith Lutheran Conservatory of the Fine Arts Endorsement Faith Lutheran Crusader Award (Christian Character) 2023Faith Lutheran Film and Broadcast Academy EndorsementFaith Lutheran Freshman Dancer of the Year Faith Lutheran Honors Institute Endorsement Faith Lutheran Junior Dancer of the Year Faith Lutheran Musical Theatre Letter Faith Lutheran Vocal Ensemble Letter

Competitive Dance at Dance West Las VegasFM Marketing InternFaith Lutheran Echo Student LeaderFaith Lutheran News NetworkFaith Lutheran Orientation CrewFaith Lutheran Show ChoirFaith Lutheran TheatreFaith Lutheran Varsity DanceFaith Lutheran Visiting Student AssistantSenza Bakery Social Media Manager

Dance coach – For the past four summers, I developed a summer dance programEcho Group Leader - I work with students once they are admitted integrating themReconciled Church - past three years I worked on and directed my church's media Vacation Bible School Leader - Led a group of kids at a church based summer campVisiting Student Ambassador - I work with the admission group at my high school

2024 State Participants

Payton Dunn
CityLas Vegas
University PreferenceBrigham Young University
Career GoalBachelors In Nursing, Eventually Becoming A Nurse Anesthetist Or An Er Doctor
TalentCountry Singing
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Eden Fitsum
CityLas Vegas
University PreferenceUCSD
Career GoalComputer Science
TalentResearch & Development
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Ainsley Jorgensen
CityNorth Las Vegas
University PreferenceTexas A&M-College Station
Career GoalPhysical Therapist
Eva Toplak
CityLas Vegas
University PreferenceCalifornia Lutheran University or Chapman University
Career GoalSurgeon/Medical Researcher
TalentSpoken Word Poetry
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