Distinguished Young Women OF South Carolina

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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Juliana Guest
Distinguished Young Woman of South Carolina for 2023
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

Date: July 21 and 22, 2023

Seneca High School
Harry Hamilton Auditorium
100 Bobcat Ridge
Seneca, SC 29678

Advance ticket books are being sold at $40 for both performances. Please visit https://dywsc.square.site/s/shop to purchase.
Price will increase after June 30.

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 South Carolina

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Juliana Guest
FromNorth Augusta
University PreferenceUniversity of South Carolina
Career GoalTrauma Surgeon

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of South Carolina

Photo of Juliana Guest
Juliana Guest
North Augusta

University Preference
University of South Carolina

Career Goal
Trauma Surgeon

Beta ClubCreative CommunicationsHonor Graduate Junior MarshallMidlands Region Orchestra FinalistNational Honor SocietyPalmetto Girls State Alternate Red Fox AcademyRunner of the Year 2021 Scholar LeagueSilver Fox Academy

Aiken Youth OrchestraFairview Presbyterian ChurchFuture Business Leaders of AmericaHome Bakery BusinessInteract ClubSenior Advisory SecretaryYearbook Editor

I am spokesperson and volunteer for Family Advocacy Ministry, a foster care group. I am part of Interact Club at Fox Creek. I go on yearly mission trips with Son Servants. I volunteer weekly for the Cumbee Center Women’s Shelter. I write and teach monthly lesson plans for Fairview Children’s Church.

2024 State Participants

Kadence Anderson
CityNorth Augusta
University PreferenceUniversity of South Carolina
Career GoalB.S. In Biochemistry
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Hannah Bennett
University Preference
Career Goal
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Nicole Craft
University PreferenceUofSC Honors College
Career GoalCardiothoracic Surgeon
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Caitlyn  Fortner
University PreferenceUniversity of Michigan
Career GoalProfessional Career In Musical Theater
TalentMusical Theater Singing
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Victoria Knight
University PreferenceAnderson University
Career GoalBiochemical Engineering
TalentPlaying Piano
Leslie Merrill
University PreferenceVillanova, Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, Tulane,
Career GoalAttorney
Savannah Smith
University PreferenceClemson University
Career GoalUndecided
TalentLyrical/ Contemporary Dance
Parker Ussery
CityMt. Pleasant
University PreferenceFordham University
Career GoalLawyer
TalentPoetry Reading
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Abbe Kate Wisher
University PreferenceAnderson University
Career GoalSpanish Translator With Involvement In International Missions.
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