Distinguished Young Women OF Music City

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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Gracie Bixler
Distinguished Young Woman of Music City for 2024
Local Program Information

Class of 2026 Program

Date: March 2025

Habitat for Humanities
414 Harding Place
Nashville, TN 37211

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 Music City

2024 Local Participants

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


2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Music City

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Gracie Bixler

University Preference
Ohio State

Career Goal
Research Scientist

6 years superior awards with National Federation of Music 6 years superior awards with the Piano Guilde Distinguished Scholastic Achievement Award from TSSAA Student - Athlete Award of Merit from TSSAA Science Olympiad Invitational Award Acedemic Awards for outstanding gradesNational Honors SocietyVanderbilt Internship (Geology Lab)Director of Metro Nashville Public Schools Student Cabinet

GardeningReadingPianoBakingFrench HornSoccerMarching BandWood BurningPainting

Camp counselor for a junior high age campVolunteer for toddler and elementary school age kidsVolunteer for Community Fall FestivalBand Guide for Metro Marching ClassicMMC for Community Music Club

2024 Local Participants

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Gracie Bixler
University PreferenceOhio State
Career GoalResearch Scientist
Amity Blanchard
CityThompsons Station
University PreferenceTemple University
Career GoalNurse Practitioner
TalentAerial Sling
Grace Johnson
University PreferencePurdue, Auburn, UT Knoxville, UT Martin
Career GoalD.V.M, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture Sciences
TalentFrench Horn
Ava Kissner
University PreferenceBelmont
Career GoalNurse
Ava Selby
University PreferenceMississippi State University
Career GoalCosmetology
TalentLyrical Dance
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