Distinguished Young Women OF Hawaii

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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Madison Iwashita
Distinguished Young Woman of Hawaii for 2024
State Program Information

Class of 2025 Program

Date: Sunday, Aug. 18, 2024, 2 pm

Location: Sacred Hearts Academy, Honolulu, HI

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 year 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 Hawaii

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Madison Iwashita
University PreferenceTufts University
Career GoalU.S. Diplomat in East Asia

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Hawaii

Photo of Madison Iwashita
Madison Iwashita

University Preference
Tufts University

Career Goal
U.S. Diplomat in East Asia

AP Scholar with DistinctionSHA Principal's ListHawaii State Robotics Champion team memberNutcracker role in SHA production of the NutcrackerAP Awards in Japanese, History, and Economics

President, SHA Student CouncilLt. Governor, American Legion Hawaii Girls State programStroker, SHA Varsity Canoe PaddlingIntern, International Hospitality CenterVideo Producer, Girls Got GRIT Mental Health PSAPresident, National Honors Society

Cheerleader, MADD Walk-a-thonDiaper distributor, Family Hui HawaiiTeacher's Assistant, Maunawili Elementary SchoolFood Packer, Hawaii Food Bank

2025 State Participants

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