Sakthi Muthukrishnan. Photo provided.
SARATOGA SPRINGS/Mobile, AL — On August 15, Sakthi Muthukrishnan was named the Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of Saratoga Springs after participating in the DYW of New York at-large program, a statewide scholarship program for high school girls.
Muthukrishnan will join high school senior girls from across the state of New York to compete to represent the state as the DYW of New York for 2021 on Oct. 17, 2020. At all levels of the program, participants are evaluated in the categories of scholastics which scores 25%, interview scores 25%, talent scores 20%, fitness 15% and self-expression scoring 15%.
Throughout the next year, Muthukrishnan will represent the community at various public events and serve as a role model to young people by spreading the program’s national outreach message of “Be Your Best Self.” The outreach program is designed to encourage self-esteem and excellence in all young people through its five principles: be healthy, involved, studious, ambitious and responsible.
Muthukrishnan is the daughter of Muthukrishnan Narasimhan and Selvarani Sangaran and is a rising senior at Saratoga Springs High School.
The 64th national finals will take place June 24-26, 2021 in Mobile, AL. All 50 state representatives will travel to Mobile to participate in personal development activities and community service projects before competing for the opportunity to become the DYW of America for 2021.