The Distinguished Young Woman of Steuben County for 2020 is Elayna Hasty, from Angola.
Elayna’s achievements include: Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition - Regional Finalist • Youth Power Hope Award • Two-time Town Proclamation recipient • Quality of Life Award • 2017 Prudential Spirit award Top Youth Volunteer • Mindful Kids Peace Summit • Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award 2018 • Presidents Volunteer Gold Service Award • Creating Hope Award 2019 • Lettered in Cross Country
In addition, Elayna’s activities include: Founder of G.A.B. Girls (Girls Against Bullying Girls) • Guidance Counselor Aide • School theater program • In the Song and Dance group forTurning Pointe Dance Academy • Indiana State Ambassador for Bears For Humanity • Running Club • Steuben County Anti Bullying Committee (SCAB) • Soccer player for High School
Founder of the non-profit organization G.A.B. Girls (Girls Against Bullying) • Indiana State Ambassador for Bears for Humanity, raising money for CMN • "Kindness Kitchen", helped prepare meals for the Ronald McDonald House patients • Advocate for the Riley Children's Hospital: Run for Rileys, Free Cone Day, BFH • Queens for a Cause, raising awareness for children with life-threatening illnesses