Distinguished Young Women OF New Jersey

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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Olivia Hughes
Distinguished Young Woman of New Jersey 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.

Deadline to apply: January 2, 2024

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2023 Distinguished Young Woman of New Jersey

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Olivia Hughes
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalOrthodontist

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of New Jersey

Photo of Olivia Hughes
Olivia Hughes

University Preference
University of Alabama

Career Goal

Distinguished Varsity Scholar - Grades 9,10,11,12High School Leadership Award - Widener University and NBC 10Heisman High School Leadership Recipient

Absegami Care Closet ClubAbsegami TRIBE Club Absegami Advanced Dance ProgramBoys Tennis ManagerLatin National Honor Society - PresidentNational Honor SocietySenior Class CouncilVarsity Dance Team - CaptainVarsity Girls Tennis - Captain

Absegami PTSO - Grocery bagger to raise funds Atlantic City Mission - Collected and donated food and clothing to those in needBeach Clean Up - Cleaned up various New Jersey beaches to help keep our oceans cleanCo-President/ Founder of Smithville Charity Chicks - Developed a charity group for girls of all agesOperation Gratitude - Collect/donate candy for our troops.

2024 State Participants

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