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 22, 2023

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

Advance tickets are being sold at $20. 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

2024 State Participants

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Kadence Anderson
CityNorth Augusta
University PreferenceUniversity of South Carolina
Career GoalB.S. In Biochemistry
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Hannah Bennett
University PreferenceFurman University
Career GoalChoral Music Educator
TalentClassical Singing
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Nicole Craft
University PreferenceUofSC Honors College
Career GoalOrthopedic Surgeon
TalentTraditional Peruvian Dance, Valicha
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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 GoalBiomedical Engineering
TalentPlaying Piano
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Leslie Merrill
University PreferenceVillanova University
Career GoalAttorney
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Savannah Smith
University PreferenceClemson University
Career GoalCreative Writing
TalentLyrical/ Contemporary Dance
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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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