Distinguished Young Women OF North Carolina

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 Parkerson
Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina for 2023
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Class of 2024 Program

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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 North Carolina

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Madison Parkerson
University PreferenceEast Carolina University
Career GoalElementary Education

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina

Photo of Madison Parkerson
Madison Parkerson

University Preference
East Carolina University

Career Goal
Elementary Education

2 Gold President's Volunteer Service Award National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa Highest Average in Spanish 1 Catapult Design Project Winner Highest Fundraising Team at the "Run to Victory" Annual 5K

Competitive DanceVolunteer Dance Education Scholar Teacher Program ParticipantRedemption Outreach Christian Center Youth GroupRubik’s Cube ClubBreak Out Box Club

Raised over $20,000 for Victory Junction CampHosted an annual toy drive for the Ronald McDonald House Decorating and maintaining Redemption Outreach Christian Center8-time Teammate and fundraiser for the "Run to Victory" annual 5K

2024 State Participants

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