The Distinguished Young Woman of New York for 2019 is Alison Parish, from Bronx.
Alison’s achievements include: Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar and College Scholar • John Hopkins Center For Talented Youth • Student Council Secretary (10), VP (11), Pres. (12) • Magna Cum Laude National Latin Competition • Scholastic Arts and Writing Silver Key • Church Youth Ministry President (10,11,12) • Discus & Shot Put 2nd Place AAIS 2016 • Discus 2nd Place AAIS 2017 • Disney Dreamer's Academy 2019 • Kenwood Camp Color War Blue Team Captain (2016)
In addition, Alison’s activities include: Student Council • Dance Company and Ensemble • Choreography Club • Science Team • Spence Orchestra • Church Youth Ministry • Upper School Tutoring • Nursing Home Ministry • Mt. Sinai Internship Summer of 2017 • Varsity Outdoor Track and Field
Nursing Home Ministry at the United Hebrew Homes, New Rochelle, New York • Part of the Solution in the Bronx, New York • Resilient Power Puerto Rico & Houston Food Bank for Hurricane Harvey & Maria • Northwestern's Civic Education Program in Wahington DC • WE ACT For Environmental Justice in Harlem, New York