The Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky for 2022 is McKenna Sun, from Lexington.
McKenna’s achievements include: U.S. Presidential Scholar • National Merit Scholar • National Coca-Cola Foundation Scholar • National Congressional Award Gold Medalist • International 3rd place, Future Problem Solving Global Issues • National AP Scholar • Internationals Top 12, State 1st place, Envirothon Competition • Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist • 2nd place, Storytelling, Marshall University National Speech Invtl. • State 1st place, Management Decision Making, Future Business Leaders
In addition, McKenna’s activities include: National Green Schools Society, Founder/President • Plays seven instruments • Future Problem Solving Team, Captain • Future Business Leaders of America, President • National Spanish Honor Society, Senior President • Envirothon Team, Co-Captain • Speech and Debate Team, Mentor • Piano Performance Associate Diploma, Board of the Royal Music Schools • "The Element" Newsletter, Editor and Artist • Dunbar High School Varsity Tennis Team
Director of Operations for international education nonprofit (Wave LF) • Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council President • Baptist Health Hospital Volunteer (patient interaction and pianist) • Bluegrass Youth Arts Volunteer Flute and Guitar Teacher • Future Problem Solving Volunteer Coach/Judge