The Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky for 2017 is Amy Wang, from Lexington.
Amy’s achievements include: Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) Grand Award • U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Finalist • Multi-Affiliate Global Issues Competition (FPSPI) Winner • Coca-Cola Scholars Regional Finalist • National AP Scholar • MTNA National Piano Competition South Region 3rd Place & State Winner • Kentucky Governor's Citation Volunteer Award • Borchardt Concerto Competition Winner & Soloist with Symphony • Classical 90.5 Young Artist Competition Winner & Live Performer • Selected for Governor's Scholar Program & Governor's School For Arts
In addition, Amy’s activities include: WellWear Company Startup (Epilepsy Detection Device)-Co-founder • MIT Launch Entrepreneurial Program, Summer 2016 • Global Young Innovators Initiative Program at Harvard, Summer 2015 • Researcher at University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging • Academic Team-Captain • Cultural Society-Co-president • Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra-Pianist & Violinist • Kentucky Chinese Dance Troupe-Co-president • Beta Club-President • Student Council/Senior Executive Board-Class Treasurer
Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Care Center Volunteer, 2013-present • Project Pen P.A.L. (Promoting Artistic Literacy) Outreach Founding Member • Piano teacher for students age 6-12, 2014-present • God's Pantry Food Bank Volunteer Team Leader, 2013-present • Chinese dance state-wide performances at festivals and schools, 2013-present