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Dunbar senior advances as state’s 2022 Distinguished Young Woman

McKenna SunDunbar senior McKenna Sun, as the Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky for 2022, will compete in this summer’s national scholarship program that rewards academic success, leadership, and talent. She excels in piano and in the Math, Science, and Technology Center gifted program at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. McKenna, who is leaning toward Brown University, named environmental business owner and dermatologist as potential career goals.

Judges rate the participants on Scholastics (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%), Fitness (15%), and Self-Expression (15%). The city of Mobile, Alabama, hosts the national finals each June.

Sources: LEX-18 and Distinguished Young Women website

(Posted Jan. 25, 2022)