Distinguished Young Women OF Indiana

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 Parker
Distinguished Young Woman of Indiana for 2023
State Program Information

2024 State Program

Preliminaries are on Friday February 16th.
Finals Night is on Saturday February 17th.

Location: Indiana University Kokomo
Haven's Auditorium

Time: 6 p.m. both nights

$ TBA for Preliminaries
$ TBA for Finals

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 Indiana

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Madison Parker
University PreferenceRose Hulman Institute of Technology
Career GoalBiomedical Engineer

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Indiana

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Madison Parker

University Preference
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Career Goal
Biomedical Engineer

Class President (Junior & Senior Year) Co-President of Student Body College Board Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction Award College Board National Rural & Small Town Recognition Award Indiana Association of School Principals Academic All State Award Indiana Association of School Principals All State Team Member Award Indiana Association of School Principals Rising Star of Indiana Award North West Hendricks School Corporation You Make it Matter Award x 2 Varsity Basketball Best Attitude Award Varsity Football Sideline Sportsmanship Award

2021 Prom Planning Co-Chair2022 Homecoming Planning Committee Co-ChairBabysittingCo-President of Student CouncilCo-Runs Tri-West Highschool's Student Social Media PagesNational Honor SocietySmall-Scale Bracelet EntrepreneurshipSubway EmployeeTri Kappa MemberVarsity Competition Cheerleader

Annual Help the Homeless Initiative VolunteerBe The Match Nonprofit Organization Volunteer (dinner, booths, drives)Maintained Community Landscape for Tri Kappa Service OrganizationParent Teacher Organization VolunteerYouth Cheerleading Clinic Volunteer

2024 State Participants

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Ariel Abbott
University PreferencePurdue University
Career GoalStudy Elementary Education
TalentJazz Dance
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Breana Amezquita
CityTwelve Mile
University PreferenceTrine University-Angola, Indiana
Career GoalTo Become A Pediatric Cardiologist At The Iu Riley Hospital
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Kelsey Babinec
University PreferenceButler University
Career GoalDoctor
TalentPiano Performance
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Kaitlyn Bonds
University PreferenceBall State University, Millikan University, Roosevelt University
Career GoalMusical Theater Performer
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Jenna Bracamonte
University PreferenceHanover
Career GoalMusic
Abigail Gadia
University PreferenceIndiana University Bloomington
Career GoalPediatrician
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Cheyenne Hawley
University PreferenceOklahoma State University
Career GoalAgronomy
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Emma  Hull
University PreferenceBrigham Young University-Provo
Career GoalTherapist/Music Therapy
TalentMusic Piano
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Morgan Malaski
University PreferencePurdue West Lafayette
Career GoalPediatric Surgeon Or Medical Researcher
TalentViolin Performance
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Sylvia Meyer
University PreferenceBethel University
Career GoalAsl Interpreting And Music
Abigail Payne
University PreferenceIndiana University Bloomington
Career GoalBiology/Nursing
TalentColor Guard
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Emily Sanchez
University PreferenceIUK, Indiana University Indianapolis
Career GoalPediatric Nursing/ Fashion Marketing And Business
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Allie Sanders
University PreferencePurdue, University of Southern Indiana
Career GoalLabor And Delivery Nurse
TalentSinging And Playing Guitar
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Emily Smith
University PreferenceUndecided (Ball State University, Indiana University-Bloomington, Butler University, or Purdue University)
Career GoalTo Be A Mental Health Therapist Or Nurse. I Would Also Like To Become A Dance Teacher.
TalentJazz/Lyrical Dance
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Madalyn Spires
University PreferenceIndiana University
Career GoalMarketing Major
TalentDance Routine
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Ruth Tripp
University PreferenceIndiana Wesleyan University
Career GoalBecome An Amazing Teacher And A Great Basketball And Track Coach.
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