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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Caitlyn Fortner
Distinguished Young Woman of South Carolina for 2024
State Program Information

Class of 2025 Program

Date: July 28, 2024

Where:
Southern Wesleyan University
Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center

Tickets:
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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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Caitlyn Fortner
FromSummerville
University PreferenceNazareth University
Career GoalProfessional Career in Musical Theater

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of South Carolina

Photo of Caitlyn Fortner
Caitlyn Fortner
From
Summerville

University Preference
Nazareth University

Career Goal
Professional Career in Musical Theater

Achievements:
Board of Trustees Academic AwardAshley Ridge Academic AwardSCNATS: Lower High School Treble State Winner Piccolo Spoleto: Rising Star RecipientPiccolo Spoleto: Rising Star PerformerSummers Corner Performing Art’s Center: Opening Performer

Activites:
Musical TheaterDance TrainingVocal LessonsPet SittingHorse RidingAnimal CareDog Training PickleballDance ChoreographerStable Hand

Additional:
Dorchester PawsFoxmasFoxtivalPreppy PetMeg Jenkins Color Run

2025 State Participants

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MaKayla Addy
CityTrenton
University PreferenceUniversity of South Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Appalachian State University
Career GoalA Physician Assistant (Pa) With A Speciality In Pediatrics.
TalentDance
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Sydnee  Cox
CityGreenwood
University PreferenceClemson
Career GoalSurgeon
TalentDance
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Anwi Fomundam
CityMyrtle Beach
University PreferenceDuke University
Career GoalAttorney/Lawyer
TalentSinging
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Grace Griffin
CityMount Pleasant
University PreferenceUniversity of North Carolina: Chapel Hill
Career GoalLawyer
TalentPiano
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Rena  Humes
CityAiken
University PreferenceDuke University
Career GoalOncologist
TalentMusic
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Ashley  Luton
CityAiken
University PreferenceClemson University
Career GoalTeacher Or Professor
TalentDance
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Riley Lyles
CityGreenwood
University PreferenceUndecided
Career GoalDance Educator
TalentDance
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Madalyn  Satterwhite
CityBlacksburg
University PreferenceAppalachian State University
Career GoalLabor And Delivery Nurse
TalentColorguard
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Kellie Winn
CityEdgefield
University PreferenceMars Hill University
Career GoalOccupational Therapist
TalentClogging
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