Distinguished Young Women have five different attributes: Be healthy, Be involved, Be studious, Be ambitious, Be responsible. All five of these traits are very important. In Ketchikan I realized that all these traits had been demonstrated throughout the week.
Our week was full of interesting, adventurous, crazy, studious activities that I will never forget! A few of these activities included zip-lining down rigorous terrain, sea kayaking in the frigid ocean water, workout and dancing routines that no one understood, radio interviews galore, visiting an old persons’ home, and many, many more. That week brought out my best self!
I am 18 years old and I have learned that being my best self means making the decision to put others before myself. I like myself best when I put other people and their concerns ahead of myself. Ketchikan gave me the opportunity to be my best self. I am so thankful for the lives I hope I touched and I know touched mine. I encourage any young women to attend Distinguished Young Women in the near future! It was an experience I will never forget!