Distinguished Young Women OF North Carolina

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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Haynes Lewis
Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina for 2024
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Class of 2024 Program

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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 North Carolina

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Haynes Lewis
University PreferenceDuke University
Career GoalPhysician

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Greenville 2024

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Haynes Lewis

University Preference
Duke University

Career Goal

NC Governor's School in DanceSummer Ventures In Science and Math with a focus on BiotechnologyPresidential Service Award for >100 documented service hoursTop 4% of my class2nd Highest class GPAAP Scholar with DistinctionCum Laude SocietyLeadership and Excellence in Dance AwardGrowth in Theater AwardNatl Junior & Natl Honor Society Member

Company IV Dancer (highest company) at NC Academy of Dance ArtsDressing Room and Class Assistant at the NC Academy of Dance ArtsStudents Effectively Realizing their Value Advisory Council Member and Social Media CoordinatorArendell Parrott Academy Peer Leadership ProgramSGA SecretaryArendell Parrott Academy Upper School Dance EnsembleArendell Parrott Academy Thespian Society Member and Vice-PresidentArendell Parrott Academy Leadership Team

"Sweets Stand" to benefit the Children's Miracle Network (over $35,000 raised)APA SERV Advisory Council Member - coordinate service education and opportunitiesSelected for APA trip to Florida to serve at the Give Kids The World Nonprofit Selected for APA trip to Puerto Rico for Hurricane relief and clean up Selected for APA trip to Costa Rica for Community and Wildlife focused Service Initiatives

2024 State Participants

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Meredith Anderson
University PreferenceUNC Chapel Hill
Career GoalI Plan On Majoring In Marketing And Pursue A Career In Public Relations.
TalentMusical Theater Dance
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Leah Blevins
University PreferenceNorth Carolina State
Career GoalLab Technician
TalentTap Dance
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Peyton Douglas
University PreferenceNC State University and UNC Chapel Hill
Career GoalEngineering
TalentContemporary Dance
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Madalyn Hughes
University PreferenceBaylor University
Career GoalAdvanced Practice Nurse Or Medical Administration
TalentPoetic Monologue
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Liberty Jones
University PreferenceNorth Carolina State University
Career GoalArchitectural Engineering
TalentExpedition Rifle Routine
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Diksha Krishnaswamy
University PreferenceUNC Chapel Hill
Career GoalPhysician
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Alyssa Lee
University PreferenceCentral Piedmont Community College
Career GoalI Hope To One Day Be A Therapist, After Completing 2 Years Of Community Collge Then Moving On To 2 4 More Years At A University.
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Haynes Lewis
University PreferenceDuke University
Career GoalPhysician
TalentContemporary Lyrical Dance
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Haleigh Long
University PreferenceNorth Carolina State University
Career GoalArchitect And Interior Design Or Engineering
TalentContemporary Dance
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Madison Shortt
University PreferenceUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Career GoalPsychotherapy
TalentTap Dance
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Joslynn Smith
CityRoanoke Rapids
University PreferenceVanderbilt University/Harvard Law School
Career GoalEnglish Literature/Lawyer
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Phoebe Spradley
University PreferenceECU, Liberty University
Career GoalCounseling/Teaching
TalentLyrical Dance
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Anna Grace Tyson
CityElm City
University PreferenceLiberty University
Career GoalState Representative
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Caitlin Waters
University PreferenceUNCW or ECU
Career GoalMusical Theatre
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