The Distinguished Young Woman of Ohio for 2016 is Elina Yu, from Springboro.
Elina’s achievements include: National Merit Commended Scholar • National Honor Society • AP Scholar with Honor Award • • • • • • •
In addition, Elina’s activities include: National Honor Society, Vice President • A World A'Fair Youth Group • Muse Machine, Captain • Junior Council on World Affairs • French Club • Jazz Choir • Greater Dayton Chinese School, Dance Teacher • Science and Engineering Club • Students Against Destructive Decisions • Dayton Association of Chinese Americans Youth Group
Created stories from around the world at the Dayton International Peace Museum, reads stories from different cultures to elementary age children and organizes crafts, monthly event • Performed violin at the Giving Strings Concert, helped raise money for local children's hospital • Visiting local nursing homes, performed songs and dances, organized holiday events • Volunteered at community events i.e. Christmas in Springboro, and Oktoberfest, helped set up and take down • A member of Interact Club, helped decorate community for the holidays, volunteered at local service projects i.e. Habitat for Humanity