Distinguished Young Women OF West Virginia

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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Kaitlyn Hatfield
Distinguished Young Woman of West Virginia for 2023
State Program Information

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 West Virginia

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Kaitlyn Hatfield
University PreferenceHood College
Career GoalPolitical Spokesperson

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of West Virginia

Photo of Kaitlyn Hatfield
Kaitlyn Hatfield

University Preference
Hood College

Career Goal
Political Spokesperson

Berkeley County Schools Diversity Council Award WJLA TV Future Leader's Award 1st Place Winner Berkeley County Schools Social Studies Fair National Honor Society Inductee Tri-M Inductee West Virginia Rhododendron Girl's State Attendee UNESCO International Model United Nations Delegate Charleston Gazette Teen Reporter Children's Home Society of West Virginia Guest SpeakerChildren's Home Society of West Virginia Starfish Award Winner

Hedgesville High School OrchestraSenate Page and Foster Care LobbyistWestview Baptist ChurchHedgesville High School Diversity and Inclusion TeamBerkeley County Schools Diversity and Inclusion TeamHedgesville High School Eagle Chapter of National Honors SocietyTri-MHedgesville High School Student Government

Junior Volunteer with Children's Home Society We Can ProgramCreator of The Future is Yours West Virginia Child Scholarship non profit organizationAwarded $3000 in scholarships to foster care WV high school graduates Read books about foster care to foster care children and elementary studentsCollect and distribute hygiene and gift items for foster children

2024 State Participants

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Mackenzie Adkins
University PreferenceOhio University
Career GoalProfessional Dancer
TalentBallet En Pointe
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