Distinguished Young Women OF Kansas

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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Emily Hansen
Distinguished Young Woman of Kansas for 2023
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

November 4, 2023

Blair Center for the Arts
1310 19th St
Belleville, KS

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 Kansas

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Emily Hansen
University PreferenceKansas State University
Career GoalBusiness and Fashion Studies

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Kansas

Photo of Emily Hansen
Emily Hansen

University Preference
Kansas State University

Career Goal
Business and Fashion Studies

Basketball Letter Winner FFA Proficiency Award Winner High Honor Roll PEO Community STAR Silver Medal Band Winner Track Letter Winner Track State Qualifier Volleyball Letter Winner WLC High Scholarship WinnerDistrict FFA Creed Speaking Winner

Band StaffBasketballCYOFBLAJazz Band NHSScience ClubSoftballStudent CouncilTrack

Church group mission trip to Chicago - 40 hoursEast Elementary Fun Night - 2 hoursFFA Haunted Hayrack Ride - 40 hours FFA PALS - 1 hourFFA harvest meal - 2 hours

2024 State Participants

Jodi Dieker
University Preference
Career Goal
Harper Smith
University Preference
Career Goal
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