The Distinguished Young Woman of Jefferson County 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 Semifinalist • West Coast Dance Explosion 'Soloblast' Champion • Voted 'Most Likely to Succeed' Senior Superlative • Voted Sophomore 'Class Favorite' • Freshman 'Spartan' Award for outstanding character and achievement • MBHS Miss Olympian Pageant 1st Runner-Up 2019 • Senior Homecoming Court Representative
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 Math Team • MBHS Justice Club Sr. Officer • 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