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 went on to be named one of 8 finalists in the 63rd Distinguished Young Women of America Finals on June 27, 2020, during its virtual digital showcase. She received an additional $6,000 as a national finalist and talent winner. Josette was also awarded a $1,000 Arlene Mitchell Distinguished Leadership Award. In the fall, she will attend University of Chicago with plans to become a victim advocate.
For more information on the DYW National Finals, go to: http://distinguishedyw.org/programs/national-finals/
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