Distinguished Young Women OF Pennsylvania

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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Ana Avdellas
Distinguished Young Woman of Pennsylvania for 2023
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

August 5, 2023
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Pittsburgh, PA

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 Pennsylvania

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Ana Avdellas
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalActress

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Pennsylvania

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Ana Avdellas

University Preference
University of Alabama

Career Goal

Class President Excellence of Science Award in Beaver County High Honor Roll National Honors Society Member Takes multiple AP classes All-Section Soccer Goalie BASD Leadership Group Bobcat of the Month Daughters of the Revolution Scholarship Winner NHS Vice President Players Player Award (soccer) STAP President Soccer Captain WPIAL Scholar Athlete

Acting Babysitting Dance Soccer Teaching dance Track (sprinter)

Monastery clean up every spring and summer Organized Greek Food Festival at my church Organized “E2” fundraiser for family member with cancer. Raised over $20,000 Packing Backpacks with food for students in district in need Teach Sunday school at my church

2024 State Participants

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