Distinguished Young Women OF York County


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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Namya Jindal
Distinguished Young Woman of York County for 2024
Local Program Information

Class of 2025 Program

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Where
The Pullo Center at Penn State York

Time
2:30 pm

Tickets
$25

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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2024 Distinguished Young Woman of York County

2025 Local Participants


These participants will take part in the up-coming local program.

Participants

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of York County

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Namya Jindal
From
York

University Preference
Brown University

Career Goal
Physician - Neurologist

Achievements:
Indian Classical Dance Certificate of Graduation Merit Scholarship - Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences York County Science Fair Junior Reserve Grand Champion Debate Honor Society: Merit, Honor, Excellence, Distinction Degrees 1st Place York Community Art Scholars Exhibition Best Delegate Model UN Royal Conservatory of Music Level 8 High Honors in Piano YAIAA All-Star Tennis Team FBLA - 1st Place Regional Champion3 time National Qualifier (Speech and Debate)

Activites:
First Singles Varsity Tennis (All Star Tennis Team) Indian Classical Dance (Bharatnatyam) York Youth Symphony OrchestraFuture Business Leaders of America (FBLA) President Model UN (Best Delegate) Mu Alpha Theta National Art Honors Society (NAHS) President Science Fair Health Stat Club PresidentNational Honors Society

Additional:
Special Olympics of York Tennis Team - 130+ HoursWellSpan Volunteering at York Hospital for Pediatric UnitBig Buddy Mentor - 100+ HoursMath Tutor - 60+ HoursCountry Meadows Retirement Home

2025 Local Participants

 
City
University Preference
Career Goal
TalentPoetry
Zoie Allen
CityDover
University PreferenceArcadia/Shippensburg
Career GoalFinancial Advisor
TalentPiano
Melanie Brito Garcia
CityYork
University Preference
Career Goal
Stella Brosi
CityYork
University PreferenceThe George Washington University
Career Goal
TalentBallet
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Mya Calabretta
CityYork
University PreferenceSCAD
Career GoalFamous Actress
TalentTap Dance
Vicky Chen
CityShrewsbury
University PreferenceUniversity of Pennsylvania
Career Goal
Natalia Col√≥n-Rosario
CityYork
University PreferenceI plan to attend a local college within a 1 hour commute radius.
Career GoalMy Future Career Aspirations Are To Study And Practice Law And Eventually Enter The World Of Politics By Running To Be Elected Into A Representative Governmental Role.
TalentVocal Performance
Mia Delafield
CityDillsburg
University Preference
Career Goal
TalentTumbling
Marie  Eckrote
CityDover
University Preference
Career Goal
Mia  Flickinger
CityYork
University Preference
Career Goal
Sophia Fontana
CityYork
University Preference
Career Goal
Ava Godshall
CityMount Wolf
University PreferenceA four year liberal arts college
Career GoalI Would Like To Get A Masters Degree In The Field Of Biology And Work As A Forensic Analyst.
TalentCello
Maky'a  Grimes
CityYork
University Preference
Career Goal
Destiny  Hall
CityYork
University Preference
Career Goal
Mariam Hana
CityYork
University Preference
Career Goal
Alivia Haugh
CityWrightsville
University Preference
Career GoalPediatric Neurologist
TalentSinging
Eva Heistand
CityWrightsville
University Preference
Career Goal
Jennah Hershberger
CityYork
University Preference
Career Goal
Zoey Jones
CityShrewsbury
University PreferenceLincoln University
Career GoalCriminal Justice
TalentDance
Sierra Kasumba
CityDover
University Preference
Career Goal
Ava King
CityYork
University Preference4-year liberal arts college with a focus in STEM
Career GoalObtain A Bachelor's Degree In A Biology Or Chemistry Related Field, With Plans To Continue Education Through A Master's And Doctorate Degree
TalentTenor Saxophone
Kayla Mabeus
CityDover
University Preference
Career GoalEntertainment Director For Cruise Lines
TalentClarinet
Ava McDonnell
CityDelta
University Preference
Career Goal
Aiva Mercer
CityHellam
University Preference
Career Goal
Kennedy Messinger
CitySeven Valleys
University Preference
Career Goal
Katelyn Page
CityYork
University PreferenceNC State or Clemson
Career GoalArchitecture
TalentContemporary Dance
Priyal Prabhu
CityYork
University PreferenceJohns Hopkins University
Career GoalOptometrist
TalentOboe
Ke  Qu
CityRed Lion
University PreferenceSwarthmore
Career GoalEngineer
TalentPiano
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Brynn Rishell
CityWrightsville
University PreferenceHACC for 2 years, Penn State or Kutztown
Career Goal
TalentColor Guard
Samantha Schmidt
CityYork
University Preference
Career GoalPhysical Therapist
TalentColor Guard
Amishi Singla
CityYork
University Preference
Career GoalOpthalmologist
Melody Smeltzer
CityHanover
University PreferenceI would like to attend a 4 year college.
Career Goal
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Hannah Strausbaugh
CityWrightsville
University PreferencePenn State
Career GoalHelicopter Pilot
TalentPoem Recitation
Rachel  Theodore
CityYork
University PreferenceGo to a four year university to major in Political Science and then go to Law School with the hopes of eventually going back to school to get my PhD in Law.
Career GoalI Plan To Become A Civil Lawyer In The Future
Shriya Trilok
CityYork
University Preference
Career Goal
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