Distinguished Young Women OF West Virginia

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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Mackenzie (Lizzi) Adkins
Distinguished Young Woman of West Virginia for 2024
State Program Information

The Pennsylvania / West Virginia joint scholarship program will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 2:00pm

Program Location:

Hillman Center for the Performing Arts
423 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Located in: Shady Side Academy

Purchase your tickets today! https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/84505

Please note the participation deadline has passed for seniors graduating in the class of 2025

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.

Now accepting applications for the Class of 2025 and later!

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2024 Distinguished Young Woman of West Virginia

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Mackenzie (Lizzi) Adkins
University PreferenceOhio University
Career GoalProfessional Dancer

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of West Virginia

Photo of Mackenzie (Lizzi) Adkins
Mackenzie (Lizzi) Adkins

University Preference
Ohio University

Career Goal
Professional Dancer

National Honors Society InducteeStudent Council RepresentativePresident of Art ClubSenior Company Member at Beckley Dance Theatre School11th Grade Speech Award Top of Nest Award for being in the top 25 of my classFirst Place Senior Classical Solo at the Mid Atlantic Dance InitiativeAccepted into the Governors School for the Arts

DanceArt ClubStudent CouncilDance Teacher

Hospice of Southern WV (HSWV)Empty BowlsCamp Hope with HSWVFriends of Charity Auto Fair with HSWV

2025 State Participants

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Paige Fox
CityCamp Creek
University PreferenceMarshall University
Career GoalPharmacist
TalentInstrumental Performance
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