Distinguished Young Women participants come from all walks of life, but they have one common characteristic: the desire to succeed. Each young woman receives valuable life experience through participation in the program including relationship skills, self-confidence, and a sense of achievement. The goal of Distinguished Young Women is to ensure that everyone who participates in the program at any level has an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Below is a list of participants for the upcoming 2016 Distinguished Young Women of North Carolina program. Want to participate? Apply now!

Mary Leland

Distinguished Young Woman of Edgecombe County

Parents: William & June Leland
College Preference: University of Virginia, UNC-Chapel Hill
Career Goals: Non Profit Founder
Talent: Piano Solo (Argentine Rumba, by Frank Sanucci)

Molly McCarthy

Distinguished Young Woman of Rockingham County

Parents: Brian & Kathy McCarthy
College Preference: UCLA, Duke University, UCF, USF
Career Goals: Clinical Psychologist
Talent: Vocal and Instrumental Performance (House of the Rising Sun , by The Animals)