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 Troy program. 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)