Distinguished Young Women OF Georgia

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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Hannah Robertson
Distinguished Young Woman of Georgia for 2024
State Program Information

Class of 2025 Program

Date July 13th, 2024

Rome City Auditorium


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 Georgia

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Hannah Robertson
University PreferenceUniversity of Southern California Kaufman School of Dance
Career GoalProfessional Dancer, Therapist

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Ellenwood

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Hannah Robertson

University Preference
University of Southern California Kaufman School of Dance

Career Goal
Professional Dancer, Therapist

Principal's list 9-12Dance Raising Star 8-9 Drama Award- Highest Total Average 2017-2018 Hall of Fame All-Star Award

Beta ClubNAACP DeKalb County Branch Fleet Dance Coaching- Dance to Degree ProgramXcel Talent AgencyNational Honors Society National Honors Society Dance Arts Def Poets Society One Warm Coat – Coat Drive AmbassadorShowtime Pro Debutante Program

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church - Feed The Homeless Thanksgiving ProgramLady T Homeless Ministry - Valentine\'s Day Stuffed Animal DriveNicholas House - Clothes and Toys Drive for Domestic Abuse Survivors One Warm Coat- Winter Coat Drive

2025 State Participants

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Abi Bragg
University PreferenceGeorgia College & State University, Mercer University
Career GoalAccounting, Chief Financial Officer
TalentVocal Performance
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Coralyn Cairns
University PreferenceDavidson College
Career GoalForensic Pathology
TalentSinging/Musical Theatre
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Carolynn Dooley
CitySugar Valley
University PreferenceUniversity of Tennessee
Career GoalWildlife Biologist
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Elizabeth Hardy
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalArmy Nurse Practitioner
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Kayla Peltier
CityStone Mountain
University PreferenceNorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Career GoalKinesiology Major— Sports Medicine Physician
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Zara Wang
University PreferenceUGA, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Yale
Career GoalBiomedical Engineer
TalentBallet Dance
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