Distinguished Young Women OF Nebraska

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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Norah Armstrong
Distinguished Young Woman of Nebraska for 2025
State Program Information

Class of 2026 Program

July 2025 - TBD

Bennington High School

$15 Advance / $20 At Door

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.

Class of 2026 Registration Deadline:
March 1, 2025

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2025 Distinguished Young Woman of Nebraska

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Norah Armstrong
University PreferenceUndecided
Career GoalMusic

2025 Distinguished Young Woman of Nebraska

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Norah Armstrong

University Preference

Career Goal

Nebraska All-State Choir Member and SoloistState Cross Country team qualifierAcademic Honor RollOutstanding Performance award for vocal solo at District Music ContestSelected to sing the National Anthem for four NSAA State Sporting eventsMid State Conference Academic Top 10%Nebraska State Colleges Multi-Activity Student AwardFeatured soloist at Wartburg College Meistersinger Honor ChoirThird place Algebra II examination at the Wayne State College Mathematics Competition

Concert ChoirJazz ChoirSpeechBandCross CountryMusicalOne Act Play ProductionJazz BandPiano LessonsVoice Lessons

Sunday School AssistantCommunity trash clean up (cross country team)Volunteered to pack clothes for Orphan Grain TrainVacation Bible School leaderVolunteered at a 5k walk/run to raise money for MDA

2026 State Participants

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