Distinguished Young Women OF Charleston County

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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Parker Ussery
Distinguished Young Woman of Charleston County for 2024
Local Program Information

Class of 2025 Program Information

Rehearsals will be held on Sundays throughout the month of January in 2024



West Ashley Theatre Center

$15 per person

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 Charleston County

2025 Local Participants

These participants will take part in the up-coming local program.


2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Charleston County

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Parker Ussery
Mt. Pleasant

University Preference
Fordham University

Career Goal

Distinguished Young Woman of Charleston CountyBe The Bridge Inspire HonorNational Honors SocietySociedad Hispánica Honoraria National Beta Club Seal of Biliteracy2022 LBHS Track and Field Coaches' Award

Green Heart Project Youth InternLBHS Varsity Track and FieldMount Pleasant Track ClubBe The Bridge YouthLBHS Sustainability ClubLBHS Female Empowerment Club Vice PresidentSpanish Teacher's AssistantBabysitting

2021-2022 LBHS Period Project Head OrganizerSpanish TutorRadiant Church Sunday School TeacherOrganizer of recycling and composting programs at LBHSBeach cleanups with Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew

2025 Local Participants

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Elaine Chen
University PreferenceDuke
Career Goal
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Bella Davenport
CityMount Pleasant
University PreferenceAnderson
Career GoalPsychology/History/ Teacher/ Councilor
Kimberly Do
University PreferenceDuke University/Yale University
Career GoalUnited Nations/Lawyer
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Grace Griffin
CityMount Pleasant
University PreferenceUniversity of North Carolina: Chapel Hill
Career GoalLawyer
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Jasmine  Logan
CityNorth Charleston
University PreferenceCoastal Carolina University, Clemson University, North Carolina AT&T State University, SCAD, Oral Roberts University, Texas Woman's University, The University of Tampa, The University Of South Florida and University of Houston
Career GoalFashion Designer, Graphic Designer Or An Artist
TalentFashion Design And Creativity
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Michael-Ann Way
University PreferenceColumbia University
Career GoalPediatrician
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