The Distinguished Young Woman of Utah for 2021 is Alicia Zhang, from Holladay.
Alicia’s achievements include: Class Valedictorian- ranked 1/634 with weighted GPA of 4.66 • HOSA Internationals: Finalist in Med. Photography & Organic Chemistry • UK Intermediate Biology Olympiad 2020 Gold Award Recipient • 6th in Database Design & Applications at FBLA National Leadership Exp. • CAST USA Young Elite Student Scholarship, 1 of 10 selected in nation • Third Place in 2019-2020 AYLUS International Art Contest • Top 3 in State Science Olympiad 9 times, Varsity National competitor • Senate Arts Competition Finalist, art exhibited at Utah State Capitol • Gold and Bronze Medal in President's Volunteer Service Award • Utah Winner of $7580 Susan W. Coda Scholarship for exceptional women
In addition, Alicia’s activities include: Utah FBLA State President; Former State Communications VP • Lieutenant Gov. of Utah-Idaho Key Club; Former school President & VP • Cottonwood Heights Youth City Council Mayor; Former Service Deputy • West High Tutoring Council Co-Founder- lead 75+ tutors • Bank of America Student Leader-1 of 4 selected in Utah • The Student Alliance-https://www.thestudentalliance.org • West High Student Government Senator • The Leonardo Museum Teen Ambassador • Salt Lake City School District CTE Business/IT Advisory Board member • Yale Young Global Scholars Alumni
Peer Tutor at West High School, 275 hours (4-8 hours/week) • Veterans Affairs Medical Center Volunteer, 40 hours (4 hours/week) • Salt Lake Peer Court Mentor and Vice President, 105 hours (3 hours/week)
• McAdams for Congress Campaign Volunteer, 40 hours (4 weeks) • National Honor Society and Key Club (165 hours total)