The Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama for 2022 is Julianne Abenoja, from Birmingham.
Julianne’s achievements include: National Honor Society • Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society • Spanish Honor Society and Seal of Biliteracy • National Merit Finalist • West Coast Dance Explosion 'Soloblast' Champion • Voted 'Most Likely to Succeed' Senior Superlative • Presidential Scholar Candidate 2022 • Voted Sophomore 'Class Favorite' • MBHS Miss Olympian Pageant Winner 2021 • Freshman 'Spartan' Award for outstanding character and achievement
In addition, Julianne’s activities include: Competitive Dancer at Birmingham Dance Theatre for 15 years • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Legacy Youth Leadership Program • Senator on MBHS Student Government • 'Happening' Program attendee and staff • MBHS Varsity Math Team • MBHS Varsity Scholars' Bowl • West Coast Dance Explosion Regionals & Nationals Assistant • Teacher at Birmingham Dance Theatre • Technician and Front Desk at Warrior and Abenoja Orthodontics • UAB Summer Science Institute I & II Student
President of MBHS Interact Service Club • Docent for Birmingham Civil Rights Institute • Wilderness Adventures Hawaii Service Trip (40+ hrs) • National Beta Service Club Vice President • MBHS Justice Club Sr. Officer: Walk for Freedom, National Women's March