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

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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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2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Ohio

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Delaney Finsley
University PreferenceWest Liberty University
Career GoalElementary School Teacher

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Ohio

Photo of Delaney Finsley
Delaney Finsley

University Preference
West Liberty University

Career Goal
Elementary School Teacher

Lester-Morrison $1000.00 Book Grant Recipient"Heads Above the Rest" honored studentPowerpoint Champion of OhioCheer Ohio All-Star CheerleaderYoungstown State University - President's List Youngstown State University- Dean's List Two time All-American Cheer selection Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award nominee"Clipper" Athlete Award WinnerThree Year Member of EOAC all-academic league

Competitive DanceInteract (Volunteer Club)National Honor Society MemberStudent GovernmentTeacher's AssistantVarsity Basketball CheerleaderVarsity Football CheerleaderFrench ClubProm Committee

Made blankets to donate to local shelters and people in need.Volunteer at the local Spring Fling event my town puts on as a ride operator.Volunteer my time as a Teacher's Assistant at Torrie's Academy of Dance.Volunteered to plant flowers at Columbiana's town circle.Works at the ticket booth at the yearly Joy of Christmas light show.

2024 State Participants

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