Distinguished Young Women OF South Dakota

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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Paige Pederson
Distinguished Young Woman of South Dakota for 2023
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Class of 2024 Program

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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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2023 Distinguished Young Woman of South Dakota

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Paige Pederson
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalFederal Law Enforcement

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of South Dakota

Photo of Paige Pederson
Paige Pederson

University Preference
University of Alabama

Career Goal
Federal Law Enforcement

Academic All-State Cheer SD American Legion Youth Trooper Academy Graduate All-State Cheer Girls State Delegate National Honors Society National Society of High School Scholars VFW Voice of Democracy Legion award winner

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Clay County Teen CourtNorthern Plains Boxer RescueSt. Agnes Catholic School Red and Gold: Morning and Afternoon Assistant Teacher

2024 State Participants

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