Distinguished Young Women OF Alabama

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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Carrington Hodge
Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama for 2023
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

Date: January 19-20, 2024

Frazer Church, Wesley Hall
6000 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, Alabama

Friday Preliminary – 7:30 PM
Saturday Preliminary – 1:00 PM
Saturday Finals – 7:00 PM

Email: ALTickets@distinguishedyw.org

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 Alabama

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Carrington Hodge
University PreferenceVanderbilt University
Career GoalPediatric Neurosurgeon

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama

Photo of Carrington Hodge
Carrington Hodge

University Preference
Vanderbilt University

Career Goal
Pediatric Neurosurgeon

AP Scholar Award Birmingham Black Women's Appreciation Luncheon Birmingham Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Outstanding Teen CollegeBoard National African American Recognition Program Scholar Hollywood Vibe Regional Dancer of the Year Honor Societies: English, French, History, Science, Math, Beta Club JCIB Learner Profile Award National Honor Society Princeton Prize Certificate of Merit Youth in Service Award for Advocacy and Awareness

Class of 2022 Youth Leadership ForumClass of 2023 Commencement SpeakerCompetitive Dancer at Birmingham Dance Theatre for 8 yearsFounder of Unmasked: The Simone ProjectJCIB Black Student Union PresidentJCIB Lead Freshman MentorJCIB News Team Grade Level RepresentativeJCIB Student AmbassadorTeen Chaplain of Jack and Jill of America Inc., Birmingham ChapterYouthServe Youth Philanthropy Council Secretary

25 hours of community service through JCIB Beta Club (2021-2022)280 community service hours through YouthServe Birmingham (2020-2022)3 years of summer dance camp assistance experience at Birmingham Dance Theatre80 hours dedicated to the creation and promotion of Unmasked: The Simone ProjectHosted JCIB Peanut Butter Drive and collected over 40 jars of peanut butter

2024 State Participants

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