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 Sandpoint. Want to participate? Apply now!

Kelsey Kittleson

Parents: Kevin Kittleson & Leanna Paulsen-Kittleson
College Preference: Western Washington University
Career Goals: Marine Biologist or Cultural Anthropologist
Talent: Comedy dance - Napoleon Dynamite dance (Canned Heat, by Jamiroquai)

Paige Crane

College Preference: University in the Western U.S.
Career Goals: Health care & foreign language
Talent: Vocal Song (Reflection, by Adaption by Christina Aguilera)

Ashly Busch

Parents: Marty & Raylene Forell
College Preference: 4 year in state college then 4 year medical school
Career Goals: End up in the medical field as a nurse
Talent: Singing (Song "Infinity", by Niykee Heaton)

Bobbi Goding

Parents: Ralph & Beverly Goding
College Preference: North Idaho College
Career Goals: Registered Nurse
Talent: Guitar Solo (You Are More, by Tenth Avenue North)

Chloe Rothenberger

Parents: Kevin & Diana Rothenberger
College Preference: North Idaho College
Career Goals: Medical Field
Talent: Ballet/Lyrical Dance with ASL Interpretation (Say Something, by A Great Big World)

Catherine Gula

College Preference: North Idaho College
Career Goals: Registered Nurse
Talent: Singing

Sara Gillmer

Parents: Dennis & Marcia Gillmer
College Preference: Oregon Health & Science University
Career Goals: Psychiatry
Talent: Original Poem

Lacie Redding

Parents: Brian Redding & Jodie Lewis
College Preference: Boise State
Career Goals: Medical Field
Talent: Gymnastics/Dance routine (Crystalize Dubstep Violin, by EleonoreM)

Madison Bovee

Distinguished Young Woman of Sandpoint

Parents: Michael & Rachel Bovee
College Preference: University of Idaho
Career Goals: Elementary Teacher
Talent: Acrobatic Routine (A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (Karaoke Ver.), by Fergie)