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 Troy. Want to participate? Apply now!

Leah Bafus

Parents: Rob & Renae Bafus
College Preference: WSU, U of W, U of I, LCSC, BSU
Career Goals: Physical Therapy, Wildlife Biology
Talent: Dancing Through the Ages (Medley of Songs From the Decades, by Self Choreographed )

Whitney Fredrickson

Parents: James & Wendy Fredrickson
College Preference: WSU, University of Oregon
Career Goals: Physical Therapy with an Undergrad in Massage
Talent: Vocal Presentation with guitar (House of The Rising Sun , by The Animals )

Brittany Hosley

Parents: Clay & Carrie Hosley
College Preference: University of Idaho, LCSC, Washington State
Career Goals: Criminology, I want to work for the FBI
Talent: Juggling

Sarah Maurer

Parents: Daniel & Leslie Maurer
College Preference: Washington State University
Career Goals: Biochemisty
Talent: Saxophone Solo ("Summertime" from Broadway's Porgy and Bess, by Gershwin)

Abigail Raasch

Distinguished Young Woman of Troy

Parents: Kris & Emily Raasch
College Preference: Liberty University, University of Nebraska
Career Goals: FBI Agent, Professional Ballerina
Talent: Ballet (Don Quixote Kitri Variation Act1, by Leon Minkus)