Pittsboro, Ind., teen selected as second runner-up in national scholarship competition

Mobile, Ala. – On Saturday, June 24, Madison Parker of Pittsboro, Ind., was selected as the second runner-up in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals competition and was presented with a cash scholarship of $15,000. Parker earned preliminary competition awards in the fitness category for $1,000 in additional cash scholarships.

Following a selection process that began in her home state of Indiana, Parker began preparing for the 66th annual scholarship competition. The competition was held at the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, Ala. Thursday, June 22 was the first night of preliminary competition and Friday, June 23 was the second night of preliminary competition.

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

Carrington Hodge of Helena, Ala., was selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2023 and presented with a $40,000 cash scholarship. Maggie Haimelin of Tennessee was selected as first runner-up and Megan Tandar of Utah was selected as third runner-up. $155,000 in total cash scholarships was awarded during the three-day competition.

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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