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Eden Chun

2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Hawai'i
Scholarship - Leadership - Talent

Eden Kimberly Chun, 17, of Nuuanu was named the 2019 Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of Hawaii on Sunday, November 11th and awarded $8,000 in cash scholarships at the 60th annual statewide scholarship program. The event was held at the Farrington High School Auditorium.

At the Hawai'i state competition Eden won a $5,000 cash scholarship, a trip to the Distinguished Young Woman of America National Finals, a 4-year scholarship to Hawaii Pacific University (HPU), and many other prizes. Eden also took home $3,000 in cash awards for Fitness, Interview, Self-Expression and Scholastics.

Eden went on to be named one of 8 finalists in the 62nd Distinguished Young Woman of America Finals on Saturday, June 29th at the Mobile, Alabama Civic Center Theater.  She received an additional  $6,000 as a national finalist and fitness winner. Eden also won a $500 pre-program award, and will put the cash scholarships to good use when she attends UC Berkeley this fall. 

Eden, the daughter of Craig and Joanne Chun, is a proud member of the Punahou School Class of 2019.  Her goal is to one day become an international health policy advocate.

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