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!



Sydney Searle



Parents: Garth & Michelle Searle
College Preference: ISU
Career Goals: I plan to to go in to the pharmaceutical program.
Talent: Dance (Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, by The Andrews Sister)


Kori Morrison



Parents: Kevin & Wendy Morrison
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Disney Entertainer- Broadway star
Talent: Vocal Performance (At Last, by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren)


Shaunnekqua Bethke



Parents: Josh & Angel Bethke
College Preference: University of Idaho
Career Goals: Occupational Therapy
Talent: Tae-kwon-do (none, by none)


Nicole Chesnut



Parents: Richard & Andrea Chesnut
Career Goals: Dental Hygienist, open yoga/pilates studio
Talent: Dance (Sailboat by Ben Rector, by Samantha Foiles)


Lexie Wallace



Parents: Richard & Tracy Wallace
College Preference: Brigham Young University Idaho
Career Goals: Physical Therapy
Talent: Pointe Solo (Variation from La Esmeralda , by Marius Petipa)


Jordyn Anderson



Parents: Travis & Elise Anderson
College Preference: Brigham Young University Provo
Career Goals: Pediatrician or Dental Hygienist
Talent: Contemporary/Jazz Dance (Sand, by Nathan Lanier)


Madeleine Cook



Parents: Steven & Trista Cook
College Preference: BYU, Utah State, BYUI, UVU
Career Goals: Graphic Artist, Video Editing and Homemaker
Talent: Lyrical Dance (To Love You More, by Celine Dion)


Sierra Norman



Parents: Lee Leslie & Janeil Norman-Leslie
College Preference: Harvard University
Career Goals: Pediatric Psychiatrist
Talent: Piano Solo ("Piano Fantasy", by William Joseph)


Amanda Posyluzny



Parents: Gary & Julee Posyluzny
College Preference: ISU- Idaho State University College of Technology
Career Goals: Lisensed in Cosmetology,Esthetics,& Barboring
Talent: Piano and Vocal Piece (Contemporary) (Stay, by Rihanna)


Cami Korth



Parents: Brian & Leslie Korth
College Preference: Utah State University
Career Goals: Criminal Psychology
Talent: Vocal Presentation (Pop Opera) (The Prayer, by Carole Sager, David Foster)


Kenya Aguilar



Parents: Mario & Lourdes Aguilar
College Preference: University Of California
Career Goals: Psychologist, Socialogist
Talent: Contemporary Dance (All of Me, by John Legend)


Briana Beck



Parents: Scott & Paige Beck
College Preference: Utah State University
Career Goals: Registered Nurse
Talent: Violin Solo (Tamborin C. hinois, by Fritz Kreisler)


Taysom Jensen



Parents: dustin & brook jensen
College Preference: any where ill be accepted
Career Goals: dentail hygenist, dance teacher
Talent: jazz/lyrical dance (zero to hero, hurcules, by various)


Natalea McCombs



Parents: Dee & Kathryn McCombs
College Preference: Brigham Young University or BYU-Idaho
Career Goals: Major in English(Writing), Minor in Music/Dance
Talent: Clogging Solo (Bring Me Sunshine (Lyrics by sylvia Dee), by Melissa Morgan (choreographer))


Kambrie Clark



Parents: Hank & Melanie Clark
College Preference: Utah State University
Career Goals: Radiology Technician
Talent: Tumbling Routine (Stronger by Kelly Clarkson, by Kambrie Clark )


Bethany Whitehead



Parents: Todd & Becky Whitehead
College Preference: 1.Dixie State University. 2.Utah State
Career Goals: 1.Culinary Arts. 2. business
Talent: gymnastics/soccer routine


Natalie Christensen



Parents: Kim Christensen & Deborah Searle
College Preference: BYUI
Career Goals: Sustainability or meteorology degree
Talent: Piano Solo (The Phantom of the Opera, by Andrew Lloyd Webber)


Tessa Geary



Parents: Kurt & Nikki Geary
College Preference: Hawaii Institute of Hair Design
Career Goals: I want to be a cosmetologist
Talent: Dance (Navy Taxi, by Choreographed by myself)


Jocelyn Young



Parents: Alva & Krystal Young
College Preference: Grand Canyon University, CSI, BSU
Career Goals: Nursing, Psychololgy
Talent: Piano (For Elise (Fur Elise), by Ludwig Van Beethoven)


Aubrey Nielsen



Parents: Alan & Darla Nielsen
College Preference: BYU or Utah State
Career Goals: Music Therapy or Recreational Therapy
Talent: Piano Solo (Prelude in G minor, by Sergi Rachmaninoff)


Bethany Jensen



Parents: Daniel & Margarita Jensen
College Preference: Boise State University
Career Goals: I want to become a Sports Physical Therapist
Talent: Clogging (Danza Kuduro (feat. Lucenzo), by Don Omar & Lucenzo)


Rosie Caldera



Parents: Manuel & Christina Caldera
College Preference: Texas State University
Career Goals: Radiologist and Pediatrician
Talent: Vocal (Titanium, by David Guetta ft. Sia)


Casandra Sanchez



Parents: Miguel & Candelaria Sanchez
College Preference: Utah State University or Arizona State
Career Goals: Registered Nursing Assistant
Talent: Dance (California Girls, by Katy Perry)


Kennadee King



Parents: Tracy & Candace King
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Physical Therapist
Talent: Ballet en Pointe ("Bluebird" From the Ballet Sleeping Beauty, by Traditional Variation)


Madeline Eames



Parents: Timothy & Cari Eames
College Preference: BYU-Idaho
Career Goals: Enter field of Nursing,study Spanish 2nd language
Talent: Piano Solo (Spanish Rhapsody, by Melody Bober)


Brooklyn Geary



Parents: Jed & Treena Geary
College Preference: Brigham Young University, Utah State
Career Goals: Physical Therapist
Talent: Piano Solo (The Firefly, by Anton Bilotti)


Ashley Tegan



Parents: Treg & KayLynn Tegan
College Preference: Brigham Young University - Idaho, UCLA
Career Goals: Performing Arts / Musical Therapy
Talent: Piano (All of Me, by Jon Schmidt)


Nikela Greener



Parents: Brent & Laura Greener
College Preference: Stanford, Boise State, Utah State
Career Goals: Ph.D. of Psychology, major in business
Talent: Contemporary Dance (Say Something, by A Great Big World)


Ashleigh Jensen



Parents: Jeff & Nicole Jensen
College Preference: BYU Provo, ISU, BYU Idaho
Career Goals: Physical Therapist and Adolescent Health Advocate
Talent: Lyrical/Character Dance (Santa Fe, from Broadway's Newsies, by Composer Alan Menken; Choreographer Deonna Wells)


Shay Phillips



Parents: Boyd & Jean Phillips
College Preference: Brigham Young University, Utah State University
Career Goals: Registered Nurse
Talent: Vocal Presentation (show tune) (A Whole New World, by Alan Menken)


Sierra Phipps

Distinguished Young Woman of Mini/Cassia

Parents: Valarie Crane
College Preference: Brigham Young University-Provo, Hawaii
Career Goals: Psychology or High School Counseling
Talent: Ballet (La Bayadere: Gamzatti Variation, by Silvano Belfiore)