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!

Erica Case

Parents: Thomas & Rhonda Case
College Preference: University of Idaho, Eastern Oregon University
Career Goals: Business Management, Radiologist
Talent: Basketball Solo (300 Violin Orchestra, by Jorge Quintero)

Chanda Knapik

Parents: Rex & Leslie Knapik
College Preference: University of Idaho
Career Goals: Wildlife Resources
Talent: Vocal Presentation (Acapella) (Turning Tables, by Adele)

JeaDa Lay

Parents: Heather Bailey
College Preference: Eastern Washington, University of Idaho
Career Goals: Communications and Journalism, Physical Therapy
Talent: Dramatic Monologue (What Will Your Verse Be, by Tom Schulman)

Kendra Fry

Parents: James & Julie Fry
College Preference: Eastern Washington, Washington State University
Career Goals: Neonatal Nurse, Dental Hygentist
Talent: Lyrical Dance (Phantom of the Opera, by Marilou Cervoski and Julie Fry)

Bailey Lunders

Parents: Mark & Sheila Lunders
College Preference: Lewis-Clark State College
Career Goals: Dental Hygiene
Talent: Vocal Presentation, Guitar (Be Thou My Vision, by Composer: Dallan Forgaill, Artist: Resonate Church)

Madison Sanderson

Distinguished Young Woman of Troy

Parents: Jason & Jenny Sanderson
College Preference: Stanford University
Career Goals: Nurse Anesthetist
Talent: Tap Dance (Come With Me Now by Kongos, by Marilou Cerovski)