Distinguished Young Women OF Kentucky

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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Claire Martin
Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky for 2023
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

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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 Kentucky

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Claire Martin
University PreferenceUniversity of Kentucky
Career GoalPhysician/ Physical Therapist

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky

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Claire Martin

University Preference
University of Kentucky

Career Goal
Physician/ Physical Therapist

Salutatorian of George Rogers Clark's Class of 2023 (out of 355)University of Kentucky Top Scholarship-4 Year Otis A SingletarySelected for and Attended Governor's Scholars Program (2022)AP Scholar (2020-2023)Morehead State Eagle Scholar (2022-2023)Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship (2020-2023)Piano Star Student, Performed most Difficult Piece, 2 Years Selected team Best Attorney at the Regional Competition (2022-2023)Highest Dance Placement at Dancer's Pointe; Soloist (2019-2023)Selected Representative to Miss Business Junior Achievement Seminar

Studio Dancer at Dancer's Pointe for 14 years; Summer Program 8 Years Piano Student at Anna K. Vicker's School of Music for 13 Years Physical Therapy Technician (2023)Dance Teacher's Assistant 6 Years/ Dance Teacher (2022-2023)Varsity Mock Trial Team (9th-Current)Winchester Dance Ensemble, Performances in Disney World and Nashville Broadcaster for GRC Newscast (George Rogers Clark) 2021-2022Calvary Youth Group every Wednesday and SundayKentucky Youth Assembly State Conference- Commonwealth Team MemberCo-founder of "The Great Reading Club" at my High School

Volunteer Peer Tutor with Mentors and Meals Program (2021-2023)Volunteer Wesley Woods Summer camp Junior Counselor since 7th Grade Dance Red Event at George Rogers Clark Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Shearer Elementary "Read Across America"Guest Reader- 2023, Field day-2021-22Backstage Crew for Dancer's Pointer Performances (2020-2023)

2024 State Participants

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Lauren Harrod
University PreferenceUndecided
Career GoalInternational Affairs
TalentJazz Performance
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Lindsey Werner
University PreferenceUniversity of Cincinnati
Career GoalFashion And Interior Design
TalentContemporary Dance
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