Distinguished Young Women of Edgecombe County

The 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Edgecombe County is Mary Leland.

Distinguished Young Women of Edgecombe County is an official local preliminary of Distinguished Young Women, a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women. In addition to earning scholarships for college, those who participate in the Distinguished Young Women program develop friendships, self-confidence and other life skills that pave the way for future success. The Distinguished Young Women experience is open to every eligible young woman and there is no cost to participate.

The competition for scholarships begins at the local level, in towns and cities like yours. Participants from throughout the region join together in Tarboro, North Carolina, where a panel of five judges will select the representative(s) who will move on to the next level of competition at Distinguished Young Women of North Carolina. The young woman selected as the state representative will then compete in the annual National Finals competition in Mobile, Alabama.

State representatives from all 50 states will travel to the historic port city of Mobile, Alabama, for the 58th Annual Distinguished Young Women National Finals, June 25-27, 2015. They will spend two weeks getting to know outstanding girls from across the country, engaging in community service and team development activities, and preparing for the National Finals competition. All state representatives will compete for a share of more than $130,000 in cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent the national program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America.

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To participate in Distinguished Young Women of Edgecombe County, please apply online.