The Distinguished Young Woman of Alaska for 2020 is Mia Elias, from Anchorage.
Mia’s achievements include: Honor Roll (4.0 GPA) 7th grade through current • National Honors Society • Bronze Medalist in National Russian Essay Contest • Gifted Mentorship in Anesthesia • World Anti-Bullying Forum Delegate and Presenter in Dublin, Ireland • March of the Living 2020 Alaska Delegate • Breakout Finalist NUVO Alaska for Contemporary Dance • CPR Certified • Lead in various Ballets and Dance Performances • West High Eagle Congress Peer Mentor
In addition, Mia’s activities include: Competitive Dance Choreographer and Mentor • West High School YANA Club Presenter • West High School Honors Society • StoryWorks Alaska Spokesperson • Spirit Of Youth Alaska • West High School Dance Mentor • Ice Skating • Track and Field • Flag Football • Soccer
Youth StoryWorks and SayIt Youth team - Leading Alaskan youth and adults. • National Honor Society - Running/helping at various community service events. • You Are Not Alone-Running workshops and educating youth about suicide prevention • Anti-Bullying advocate-Presenting throughout Alaska and in Ireland • Teaching and choreographing for K-12 school performances - Primarily Dance