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.
Class of 2024 Program
January 6, 2024
IA Cats Dance Company, Clive, IA
$10 for Adults
$8 kids 5-12
Kids under 5 free
January 6, 2024
Showcase begins at 6:00pm
We are excited to bring our state program back to in-person! This will be an all day program for our participants.
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 senior year of high school. Participants are evaluated in the areas of: scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression, and fitness.
3rd Place Regional Winner of Junior Science and Humanities Symposium 2022 4-time Qualifier to the National Gymnastics Championships DECA International Career Development Conference Qualifier Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Finalist Junior Science and Humanities Symposium National Qualifier President of Ames DECA Speaker of the House - Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Girls State State Diving Qualifier and Top 15 Finisher Vice President of Ames National Honor Society Vice President of Leadership of Iowa DECA
Gymnastics - Level 10 National Competitive GymnastCommunity Service - Free gymnastics clinic for low-income householdsDECA - Iowa DECA VP of Leadership and Ames DECA President2022 Iowa America Legion Auxiliary Girls' StaterGymnastics InstructorLeader/Mentor of Science Fair at the Ames Middle SchoolMusic - Flute, Violin, and Saxaphone PlayerNational Honor SocietyResearch - Student Researcher, State/Regional WinnerVarsity Diver and Track Runner
Co-host of a radio segment for Ukrainians and their relativesCreated and led a free gymnastics clinic for kids from low-income householdsReiman Gardens VolunteerTaught Russian Class every Saturday for elementary-aged kidsTutored kids through the Harrison Barnes Reading Program