Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Hawaii for 2020 is Josette Huang, from Honolulu.

Josette’s achievements include: Presidential Scholar Candidate • National Merit Finalist • Voice of Democracy Contest State Finalist • Two-Time ENKOR Int'l Music Competition Finalist • American Protege Carnegie Hall U.S. Finalist (Romantic Music) • Recognition in English and Social Studies Award • Mandarin Chinese 4 Honors Excellence Award • Mission PAWsible Art Contest Finalist • Overcame sexual assault, bulimia, depression, and drug addiction • Made Thanksgiving dinner without burning down the house!

In addition, Josette’s activities include: Varsity Tennis All-Star • High School Music Club • National Honors Society Lead Peer Tutor • LIFE Club President • Living Independently G-Term Course Creator and TA • Business Entrepreneurship G-Term Course Creator and TA • High School Outdoor Education Counselor
E Malama I Ka’Aina Non-Profit Executive Director (100+ hrs) • Morning Music Club (25+ hrs) • AVID Tutor (20+ hrs)

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