Rockford Teen Named Finalist In Illinois’ Distinguished Young Women Competition
Here's something I didn't know yesterday, there's a competition that takes place in all 50 states in the US and it's called Distinguished Young Women.
Apparently, the contest has been around for quite a while now and according to their website:
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 woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future.
The Distinguished Young Women competition makes "over $1 Billion in scholarships available every year" so it's a big deal. Even bigger locally because Rockford teen, Sabrina Meng was named the Rockford 2020 Distinguished Young Woman.
Sabrina Meng will compete in the Distinguished Young Women of Illinois State program on Tuesday in Orland Park...Sabrina is a senior at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. She is a Science Olympiad, USA Biology Semifinalist, US Figure Skating double gold medalist and first violinist in the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. Sabrina will perform a violin performance as her talent during the state program.
The Distinguished Young Women competition is absolutely free to enter. Here's your chance to showcase your talent and get rewarded with a slew of college scholarships.
Earlier this year, Meng was one of 20 Rockford high school students to win a Young American Award.
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