Pittsboro, Ind. teen receives preliminary award during national scholarship competition

Madison Parker

Mobile, Ala.– On Friday, June 23, 2023, Madison Parker of Pittsboro, Ind. received a fitness award during the second night of preliminary competition at the 66th Distinguished Young Women National Finals. The $1,000 each cash scholarships were presented to five of the 50 state representatives receiving the highest scores on their performance of a choreographed aerobic fitness routine.

Following a selection process that began in her home state of Indiana, Parker traveled to Mobile along with 49 other state representatives to participate in community activities and prepare for the 66th annual national competition.

Parker is a graduate of Tri-West Hendricks High School. In the fall, she will attend Rose Hulman Institute of Technology with plans to become a biomedical engineer. She is the daughter of Lori and William Parker.

Competition continues Saturday, June 24, with the selection of the top eight finalists and the distribution of additional cash scholarships, including $40,000 to be awarded to the participant selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2023.

About Distinguished Young Women

Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is a free program that encourages participants to reach their full individual potential. Our mission is to empower young women by providing over $1 billion in scholarship opportunities, connecting with a nationwide network of women, developing their self-confidence, and participating in our Life Skills Workshops that prepare them for success after high school. National sponsors include Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, Mobile County, City of Mobile, Alabama Power Foundation, Master Boat Builders, Gant Travel Management, Regions Financial Corporation, John Cauley Jeweler, Jostens, and Alabama Media Group.

For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Tara Lawson, National Headquarters Marketing and Communications Director, at 251-438-3621 or Tara@DistinguishedYW.org or visit www.DistinguishedYW.org.

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