Josette Huang

2020 Distinguished Young Woman of Hawai'i
Scholarship - Leadership - Talent

Josette Kailing Huang, 17, of Honolulu was named the 2020 Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of Hawaii on Sunday, November 10th and awarded $5,500 in cash scholarships at the 61st annual statewide scholarship program. The event was held at the Sacred Hearts Academy Auditorium.  Participants were evaluated in the categories of Scholastics (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%), Fitness (15%) and Self-Expression (15%). 


Josette, the daughter of Clark and Katie Huang, won a $4,500 cash scholarship, a trip to the Distinguished Young Women National Finals, and a 4-year scholarship to Hawaii Pacific University (HPU). Josette also took home an additional cash scholarship award of $1,000 as the Top Scholar recipient.


Josette will have the opportunity to win a $30,000 cash scholarship when she represents Hawaii in June at the National Finals in Mobile, Alabama. In the fall, she hopes to attend the University of Chicago.

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