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!

Lauren Hernandez

Parents: Mark & Cynthia Hernandez
College Preference: 4 year university
Career Goals: Doctor
Talent: Dance

Kate Lewis

Parents: James & Geraldine Lewis
College Preference: University of Montana
Career Goals: Child Psychology
Talent: Singing (Defying Gravity, by Stephen Schwartz)

Courtney Rust

Parents: Eric & Tricia Rust
College Preference: Grand Canyon University
Career Goals: Psycologist, Social Sciences
Talent: Vocal Show Tune (The Curse , by Rigoletto )

India Miller

Parents: Thomas & Susan Miller
College Preference: BYU Provo
Career Goals: Neonatal Nurse or Ultrasound Tech
Talent: Piano (Philosophy, by Ben Folds)

Shelby Leoni

Parents: Craig & Karen Leoni
College Preference: Duke, Corban, Linfield
Career Goals: Psychologist, Spanish Interpreter, Missionary
Talent: Vocal Performance

Mallory Brogoitti

Career Goals: Medical Field at least. Maybe a sonographer.
Talent: Flute (Serenade in C major, by F.J. Haydn)

Abbey Thompson

Parents: Benjamin & Trish Thompson
College Preference: 4 year University; BYU or BYU-I
Career Goals: BA in English; elementary school librarian
Talent: Vocal Solo (Never Alone, by Lady Antebellum )

Valerie Feucht

Parents: Jason & Laura Claffey
College Preference: Anywhere with a good nursing program
Career Goals: Nursing
Talent: Singing (Think of me , by From The Phantom of The Opera)

Breylan Martin

Distinguished Young Woman of Sandpoint

Parents: James & Sheila Martin
College Preference: I am still undecided at this point
Career Goals: Translate or teach French and Spanish
Talent: Ballet- En Pointe (The Meadow, by Dennis McCarthy)