Bel Air teen set to compete for "Distinguished Young Women National Finals"

Posted at 10:50 AM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 10:50:15-04

A Harford County teen is about to travel to Mobile, Ala. to participate in a national scholarship competition promoting academics, leadership, and talent in high school girls.

Kara Iwanowski will depart shortly for the 62nd Distinguished Young Women National Finals held June 27, 28 and 29 at the Mobile Civic Center Theater. The Bel Air teen will be one of 50 representatives vying for thousands of dollars in scholarships and the opportunity to be named the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2019.

She is a 2019 graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts.

Iwanowski was selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland, propelling her forward in the National Finals competition that focuses on five categories for evaluation: scholastics, interview, fitness, talent, and self-expression.

“We are excited to host these incredible young women who are true leaders in the areas of scholarship, leadership and talent,” said Kendra Haskins, Executive Director for Distinguished Young Women. “We know the future is in good hands with these dedicated young ladies.”

The contest’s overall winner will spend the next year representing Distinguished Young Women at various appearances and promotions nationwide as part of the program’s “Be Your Best Self” initiative.