Distinguished Young Women OF Ohio

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 Finsley
Distinguished Young Woman of Ohio for 2023
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

Date November 4, 2023

Location Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Marysville Ohio

Available at the door

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 Ohio

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Delaney Finsley
University PreferenceWest Liberty University
Career GoalElementary School Teacher

2024 State Participants

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Brooklyn Burns
CityMc Arthur
University PreferenceRio Grande University
Career GoalTo Obtain A Master’s Degree In Early Childhood Education With A Minor In Spanish.
TalentVocal Performance
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Emily Burns
University PreferenceTiffin University
Career GoalCriminal Justice Major With Forensic Psychology Minor; My Goal Is To Work For The Fbi As A Criminal Profiler.
TalentMusical Theater
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Caroline Fihe
University PreferenceThe Ohio State University
Career GoalSchool Of Health And Rehabilitation Sciences, Majoring In Respiratory Therapy
TalentTap Dance
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Mallory Huffman
University PreferenceUniversity of Michigan
Career GoalSoftware Development Or Industrial Robotics
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Anna Lampe
University PreferenceUniversity of Tennessee
Career GoalNursing
TalentTap Dance
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Sofia Lott
University PreferenceBrown University
Career GoalWhile I Am Not Decided On A Career, I Want To Be A Leader, A Role Model, And Be In A Position To Help Others As Well As Have An Impact On The World.
TalentContemporary Dance
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Diya Percy
University PreferenceCase Western Reserve University
Career Goal Doctors Without Borders (Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Surgery)
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Ashley Wong
University PreferenceThe Ohio State University
Career GoalLawyer
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Stephanie  Yadaicela
University PreferenceThe Ohio State University
Career GoalMy Career Goal Is To Become A Police Officer.
TalentTraditional Ecuadorian Dancing
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