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Dunbar product Wang receives scholarship during finals of Distinguished Young Women competition

Amy Wang of Lexington was a multiple scholarship award winner during the 60th Distinguished Young Women National Finals.

The scholarships were presented to competitors who received the highest scores based on an evaluation of their high school academic record and standardized test scores.
Following a selection process that began in her home state, Wang traveled to Mobile, Ala. along with 50 other state representatives to participate in community activities and prepare for the 60th annual national competition.

The 4th Scholastic Award went to Kentucky’s Amy Wang (Photo Provided)

Wang is a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. In the fall, she will attend Harvard University with plans to become a neuroscience entrepreneur. She is the daughter of Yan Chen and Changyou Wang.

Competition continued with the selection of the top eight finalists and the distribution of additional cash scholarships, including $30,000 to be awarded to the participant selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2017. Wang was first in the scholastic category, good for a $1,000 scholarship.

She was also third in the interview category ($1,000) and for finishing among the top eight, she received a $2,500 scholarship.

Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. During its 60 years of operation, the program has provided life-changing experiences for more than 745,000 young women.

Distinguished Young Women has provided more than $104 million in cash scholarships and $1.1 billion college granted scholarship opportunities annually to program participants at the local, state and national level. Previously known as America’s Junior Miss, the program announced its new name in June 2010.

The mission of Distinguished Young Women is to positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent. National sponsors include Mobile County, City of Mobile, Wintzell’s Oyster House, Encore Rehabilitation, Alabama Power Foundation, Master Boat Builders, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, Regions Financial Corporation, Evonik and Alabama Media Group.

For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Adrienne Rea, National Headquarters Marketing & Communications Director 251.438.3621, Adrienne@DistinguishedYW.org or visit www.DistinguishedYW.org.

From Distinguished Young Women Communications

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