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.

Below is a list of participants for the upcoming 2016 Distinguished Young Women of Sandpoint program. 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)