Georgetown resident Skye Bork won the 2017 Distinguished Young Women national finals, held July 1 in Mobile, Alabama, the first time that D.C.’s entrant took the top prize. Bork received a cash scholarship of $30,000 at the conclusion of the 60th national finals. Earlier, she had earned preliminary scholarship awards in the interview, scholastics, fitness, self-expression and talent categories totaling $5,000.
Bork, who graduated from National Cathedral School, competed against 50 other state representatives. She will attend Columbia University to pursue undergraduate studies in international business.
Bork is the daughter of Shigeko and Timothy Bork. Her mother previously operated the Mu Project gallery on Wisconsin Avenue, which presented contemporary art from Asia.
Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls.