Participants

Distinguished Young Women participants come from all walks of life, but they have one common characteristic: the desire to succeed. Each young woman receives valuable life experience through participation in the program including relationship skills, self-confidence, and a sense of achievement. The goal of Distinguished Young Women is to ensure that everyone who participates in the program at any level has an enjoyable and memorable experience.

While we await the first of the participants, below is a list of last year's participants for Distinguished Young Women of Mini/Cassia. Want to participate? Apply now!



Shailey Woodward



Parents: Todd Woodward & Lacy Warren
College Preference: Utah State
Career Goals: Music Therapist
Talent: Piano Solo (Defying Gravity, from Wicked, by Stephen Schwartz)


Jovanii Ramos



Parents: Richie & Tiffney Ramos
College Preference: Texas A & M
Career Goals: OBGYN
Talent: Contemporary Dance (Lovely, by Sara Haze)


Kaylee Gomske



Parents: Jeff & Reda Gomske
College Preference: Boise State University
Career Goals: Bachelor's Degree in History
Talent: Vocal Presentation and playing guitar (Because of You, by Kelly Clarkson)


Nellie Christensen



Parents: Jay & Karla Christensen
College Preference: BYU or Utah State
Career Goals: Law or Political Science
Talent: Piano (Pirates of the Caribbean , by Jarrod Radnich)


Sydney Jones



Parents: Rodney & Laura Jones
College Preference: Brigham Young University-Idaho
Career Goals: Dental Hygienist
Talent: Dance (Modern, by Self/Brooke Jensen)


Miden Fitzhugh



Parents: James & Maria Fitzhugh
College Preference: Boise State Univeristy
Career Goals: Earn my degree in Criminology
Talent: Gymnastics floor routine


Emily Hamilton



Parents: Tina Hamilton
College Preference: University of Washington, George Washington Uni
Career Goals: Orthopedic Surgeon
Talent: Sing


Baylee Zanone



Parents: Dave & Kris Zanone
College Preference: Boise State University
Career Goals: Radiology - Ultrasound Technician
Talent: Pointe Variation (Sleeping Beauty - The Lilac Fairy , by Tchaikovsky)


Rachel Howard



Parents: Daryl & Cheryl Howard
College Preference: University of Kentucky
Career Goals: Sociology
Talent: Violin Solo (Meditaion From Thais, by Massenett)


Natasha Green



Parents: Trever & Melissa Morris
College Preference: The Art Institute of Design
Career Goals: Actress, fashion designer, teacher or model
Talent: Dramatic Monologue


Montie Peterson



Parents: Barry & Leslie Peterson
College Preference: Dixie State University, Utah Valley University
Career Goals: Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts
Talent: Character Dance ("Amazing Mayzie, from Seussical the Musical", by Alyssa Robinson and Kelby Morrison)


Isabel Espinoza



Parents: Rosadio & Teresa Espinoza
College Preference: ISU
Career Goals: Mental Health Counseling
Talent: ColorGuard (Flag Routine)


Kennedi Campbell



Parents: Ronald & Jennifer Campbell
College Preference: BYU
Career Goals: Physician or Biomedical Scientist
Talent: Broadway dance solo (No Good Deed from Broadway's Wicked, by Stephen Schwartz)


Kyla Despain



Parents: Derk & Amy Despain
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Registerd Nurse
Talent: Flute solo


Zan Zollinger



Parents: John & Tonya Zollinger
College Preference: Brigham Young University; Utah State University
Career Goals: High School Mathematic Educator
Talent: Lyrical Dance (I See Fire by Ed Sheeran, by Hannah Matsen)


Dixie Greener



Parents: Barney & Sherrie Greener
College Preference: BYU Provo, BYU Idaho, Utah State University
Career Goals: Dental Hygentist or Orthodontal Hygentist
Talent: Singing "On My Own" Les Mis


Allison Rasmussen



Parents: Dee Rasmussen & Cheri Kontos
College Preference: Utah State University
Career Goals: Elementary Teacher
Talent: Cello Solo (Over the Rainbow, by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg)


Dustine Mathison



Parents: Kris Mathison
College Preference: New Horizons Beauty College/Utah State University
Career Goals: Beautician/Interior Designer
Talent: Clogging (Rockin' Robin, by Bobby Day)


Emma McBride



Parents: Penny-Lynn McBride
College Preference: Idaho State University
Career Goals: Dental Hygienist
Talent: Colorguard


Cerrindince Collins



Parents: Thomas Collins & Connie Hickman
College Preference: Utah State
Career Goals: Radiologist Tech.
Talent: Vocal Presentation (modern tune) (Titanium, by David Guetta)


Dakota Welker



Parents: John Welker & Brooke Reardon
College Preference: BYUI, LDS Business College, UTS
Career Goals: Business Owner
Talent: dance/interpitation (napoleon dynamite movie, by napoleon dynamite movie)


Marisa Shaw



Parents: Harry & Cindy Shaw
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Pediatric Nurse
Talent: Musical Theatre Dance (Good Problems by Clairy Browne, by Choreographed by Skylar Harris)


Kiara Badger



Parents: Eric & Sarah Badger
College Preference: CSI, Northwest College of Art & Design, Disney
Career Goals: Disney Animation Studio
Talent: Violin/Dance (James Bond Theme)


Lizeth Quiroz



Parents: Silvestre & Maria Quiroz
College Preference: Paul Mitchell Boise tuition
Career Goals: Cosmetologist
Talent: Flag (Cooler than me , by Mike Posner)


Shelby Spencer



Parents: Brian & Angela Spencer
College Preference: Utah State University
Career Goals: Become a Physical Therapist or Journalist
Talent: Vocal Presentation (You'll be in my heart, by unknown )


Kassie Ward



Parents: Daniel & Karla Ward
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Marketing/Business/Working with youth
Talent: Piano Solo (Spanish Rhapsody, by Melody Bober)


Nicole Leon



Parents: Francisco Rios & Leticia Leon
College Preference: Boise State University
Career Goals: Not quite sure just yet.
Talent: Dance (Uptown Funk, by Bruno Mars)


Tisha Gardner



Parents: Corwin & Natalie Gardner
College Preference: Universtity of Idaho
Career Goals: Business Mangement
Talent: Cheerleading


Tansy Hale



Parents: Alan & Lynette Hale
College Preference: BYU
Career Goals: Graphic Design Artist
Talent: Piano and Vocal Solo (New York State of Mind, by Billy Joel)


Tobbi Booth



Parents: Robbie Booth & Traci Cassidy
College Preference: CSI
Career Goals: Pediatric Nurse
Talent: Contemporary/Lyrical Dance ("Kiss It All Better", by He is We)


Jessica Arnell

Distinguished Young Woman of Mini/Cassia

Parents: William & Breana Arnell
College Preference: BYU
Career Goals: Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition
Talent: Musical Theater ("Macavity" from Broadway's, CATS, by Andrew Lloyd Webber)