The Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky for 2020 is Elif Ozyurekoglu, from Louisville.
Elif’s achievements include: Published in the international peer-reviewed journal The Orthopedist • British Society for Surgery of the Hand Conference Presenter • U.S Navy Office of Naval Research Naval Science Award • Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting Presenter • National Merit Finalist • 2019 Turkish Nationals Swimming Finalist • Regional Science Fair Champion in Biomechanical Engineering • Runner-up at Kentucky State Science Fair in Biomechanical Engineering • Kentucky Swimming Zone Team Finalist • Kentucky Swimming State Finalist, Regional Champion
In addition, Elif’s activities include: USA Swimming/Turkish National Swimmer • duPont Manual Student Senate President • Russian School of Mathematics Teacher and Tutor • Louisville Girls Leadership • Louisville Youth Board • duPont Manual Key Club • Elyph Cosmetics Founder and CEO • duPont Manual Fair/Science Research • US Turkish Youth Founder • duPont Manual National Honor Society
Louisville WE Day Service Youth Board • duPont Manual Student Senate Head of Environmental Service Committee • Louisville Mayor Fischer Re-Election Campaign Member
• Louisville Girls Leadership Gender Equality Service Group • Middle School and ACT Math Tutor