Distinguished Young Women OF Wisconsin

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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Erin Hu
Distinguished Young Woman of Wisconsin for 2023
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

Date: August 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM
Where: Franklin WI
Location: Franklin Saber Center
Tickets: $20.00

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 vie 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 Wisconsin

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Erin Hu
University PreferenceYale University
Career GoalSurgeon

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Wisconsin

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Erin Hu

University Preference
Yale University

Career Goal

Debate Public Forum 2020 State Semi-Finalist Nationals Top 10 - DECA Marketing Management Team Decision Making 2022 BSSEF Behavioral Sciences 2nd place National JSHS Oral Presenter 2021 Girls Tennis Division 1 Sectional Runner-up National Catholic Forensics League Public Forum National Qualifier British Biology Olympiad Bronze Medal HOSA Medical Terminology 3rd Place State AP Scholar with Distinction WSMA Solo and Ensemble Violin Class A Gold Star

Independent Research - Biomedical Research at Marquette University Public Forum Debate CaptainSUPREMES - Research program at the Medical College of Wisconsin Key Club Executive BoardDECA Vice President of Membership ProgrammingGirls TennisTYRO - School Newspaper Activity's EditorStudent CouncilNational Honor SocietyOrchestra

Key Club (20+ hours a semester) - volunteer at local community events WIUM District Board - Key club district boardAmerican Cancer SocietyDECA - Trick or CanNational Honors Society

2024 State Participants

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Akanksha Denduluri
University PreferenceUW-Madison
Career Goal(Environmental) Researcher
TalentFlute Selection
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Maggie Feng
University PreferenceColumbia University
Career GoalBiomedical Engineering Neurology
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Jordan Haney
University PreferenceUW Madison, Florida State, Syracuse
Career GoalDietetics/Nutrition, Clarinet Performance
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Megan Heine
University PreferenceUW La Crosse or UC Boulder
Career GoalPublic Relations Or Speech Pathologist
TalentSpoken Word Poetry
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Lucy Irwin
CityElm Grove
University Preference
Career Goal
TalentMusical Theater
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Aashi Iyengar
CityMenomonee Falls
University Preference
Career Goal
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Melissa Keane
University PreferenceUniversity of California, Berkeley
Career GoalMarketing
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Tejaswini Lebaka
University PreferenceUniversity of Minnesota
Career GoalDefense Attorney
TalentSemi Classical Dance
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Neema Mollel
University PreferenceSciences Po/SOAS/University of Glasgow
Career GoalDiplomat Or Politician
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Shania Richter
CityOak Creek
University PreferenceUniversity of Tampa
Career GoalClinical Psychology
TalentJazz/ Gymnastics Routine
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Mia Rodriguez
University PreferenceLouisiana State University
Career GoalKindergarten Teacher
TalentDramatic Poem Recitation
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Dina Sadig
University PreferenceHarvard
Career GoalAnesthesiologist
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Meghana Sajja
University PreferenceYale or Stanford
Career GoalLaw Or Med
TalentFusion Indian Dance
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Klaudia Sullivan
CityFond Du Lac
University PreferenceDuke University
Career GoalMedical Field
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