Distinguished Young Women OF Washington


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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Sydney Ohlemann
Distinguished Young Woman of Washington for 2024
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

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Tickets:
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$TBA for Finals on Date and Time TBA

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 Washington

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Sydney Ohlemann
FromRoslyn
University PreferenceUniversity of Washington - Foster School of Business
Career GoalBusiness Executive/Business Owner. After completing college in Finance and Entrepreneurship and gaining experience, I aspire to start a company that serves a key need and aligns with my passions.

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Washington

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Sydney Ohlemann
From
Roslyn

University Preference
University of Washington - Foster School of Business

Career Goal
Business Executive/Business Owner. After completing college in Finance and Entrepreneurship and gaining experience, I aspire to start a company that serves a key need and aligns with my passions.

Achievements:
Cle Elum Roslyn High School ValedictorianAll American Cheerleader - UCACertificate of Mathematics Achievement in Pre-CalculusWIAA 2B Academic State ChampionsMost Spirited CheerleaderToughest CheerleaderMost Improved CheerleaderHonor RollVarsity Letter for CheerVarsity Letter for Golf

Activites:
Varsity Football CheerVarsity Basketball CheerSuncadia Employee - Recreation AttendantInteract Club - Social Media Chair Key Club Weightlifting Varsity Golf Singing GuitarSkiing and Snowboarding

Additional:
Supported & publicized blood drive for the American Red CrossCrafted handmade blankets for the Seattle Children’s HospitalFacilitate welcoming guests and asking for donations at Suncadia Community Harvest FestivalSet up decorations and craft musical instruments with children at The Ellensburg Make Music Day EventHost and serve seated members of the Sons and Daughters of Italy Committee

2025 State Participants

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Hayley Barnea
CityClarkston
University PreferenceLewis Clark State College
Career GoalTravel Nurse/Labor And Delivery Nurse
TalentLyrical Dance
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Hailey  Beckner
CityPalouse
University PreferenceLCSC
Career GoalPediatric Nurse
TalentDancing
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Jessica  Ellithorpe
CityRonald
University PreferenceWashington State University, University of Washington, University of Arizona
Career GoalOwning And Running A Public Gym
TalentVocal
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Isabella Field
CityPomeroy
University PreferenceNorthwest Nazarene University
Career GoalEnglish Teacher (High School)
TalentPiano
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Holly Heitstuman
CityUniontown
University PreferenceEastern Wyoming College
Career GoalWork With Livestock In Agriculture
TalentMonologue
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Lexi Jacques
CityCoulee City
University PreferenceThe Studio Academy of Beauty - Chandler, AZ
Career GoalCosmetology
TalentVocal Recitation
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Arshia Kathpalia
CityRenton
University PreferenceUC Irvine
Career GoalProject Management
TalentBollywood Dance
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Karly Wigen
CityColfax
University PreferenceUniversity of Montana
Career GoalChildren's Counselor
TalentSinging
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Allison Wood
CityPullman
University PreferenceWSU or Undecided
Career GoalDental Hygienist
TalentDance
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