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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Caitlyn Fortner
Distinguished Young Woman of South Carolina for 2024
State Program Information

Class of 2025 Program

Date: July 27, 2024

Southern Wesleyan University
Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center

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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 South Carolina

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Caitlyn Fortner
University PreferenceUniversity of Michigan
Career GoalProfessional Career in Musical Theater

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of South Carolina

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Caitlyn Fortner

University Preference
University of Michigan

Career Goal
Professional Career in Musical Theater

Rollings Middle School of the Arts: Student of The Year 2019SCNATS: Lower High School Treble State Winner 2020Summers Corner Performing Art’s Center: Opening Performer 2020Piccolo Spoleto: Rising Star Recipient 2020Piccolo Spoleto: Rising Star Performer 2022

Musical TheaterDance TrainingVocal LessonsPet SittingHorse RidingAnimal Care

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2025 State Participants

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Ashley  Luton
University PreferenceClemson University
Career GoalTeacher Or Professor
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Sarah Porcha-Konjikusic
University PreferenceSouth Carolina Honors Program
Career GoalDentistry
TalentPiano Performance
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