Congratulations to Raegan Mardis
2020 Distinguished Young Woman
of Taylor County!
What is Distinguished Young Women?
Distinguished Young Women is a unique program that combines the chance to win college scholarships with a program that offers life skill training to prepare young women for the world after high school. Each year we award over $5000 in scholarships here at
The program takes place in all 50 states and Washington DC as well as local programs just like Taylor County.
Young women participate in their senior year of high school and are evaluated in the following categories:
Scholastic (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%),
Fitness (15%), and Self Expression (15%)
DYW of Taylor County winner advances to the DYW of Kentucky program, which takes place in Lexington, Kentucky in January. All state winners participate in the National Finals which is held in Mobile, Alabama in June following high school graduations.
Participants will learn interviewing skills, public speaking, self-confidence building and much more. These skills not only prepare everyone for our program but also for the world after
high school and college.
And remember, it is always free to enter!
2020 DYW of Taylor County
Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young women the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future.