Distinguished Young Women OF South 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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Parker Ussery
Distinguished Young Woman of South Carolina for 2024
State Program Information

Class of 2025 Program

Date: July 27, 2024

Southern Wesleyan University
Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center

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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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2024 Distinguished Young Woman of South Carolina

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Parker Ussery
FromMt. Pleasant
University PreferenceFordham University
Career GoalLawyer

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of South Carolina

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Parker Ussery
Mt. Pleasant

University Preference
Fordham University

Career Goal

Distinguished Young Woman of Charleston CountyBe The Bridge Inspire HonorNational Honors SocietySociedad Hispánica Honoraria National Beta Club Seal of Biliteracy2022 LBHS Track and Field Coaches' Award

Green Heart Project Youth InternLBHS Varsity Track and FieldMount Pleasant Track ClubBe The Bridge YouthLBHS Sustainability ClubLBHS Female Empowerment Club Vice PresidentSpanish Teacher's AssistantBabysitting

2021-2022 LBHS Period Project Head OrganizerSpanish TutorRadiant Church Sunday School TeacherOrganizer of recycling and composting programs at LBHSBeach cleanups with Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew

2025 State Participants

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Ashley  Luton
University PreferenceClemson University
Career GoalTeacher Or Professor
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Sarah Porcha-Konjikusic
University PreferenceSouth Carolina Honors Program
Career GoalDentistry
TalentPiano Performance
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