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 2015 Distinguished Young Women of Butler County program. Want to participate? Apply now!

Hayley Hoss

Parents: Matthew Hoss & Darla Ramirez-Hoss
College Preference: Bowling Green, double major in Music Ed and Voice
Career Goals: I want to direct choir at a college level.
Talent: Vocal (Take O Take Those Lips Away, by Amy Beach)

Mackenzie Birckbichler

Parents: Robert Birckbichler & Stacy Hilliard
College Preference: Butler County Community College
Career Goals: School Guidance Counselor
Talent: Vocal Performance ("Cup Song", by Anna Kendrick)

Emily Ekas

Parents: Brian & Christine Ekas
College Preference: University of Pittsburgh
Career Goals: Pharmacist
Talent: Lyrical dance ('Never Alone', by BarlowGirl)

Jessica White

Parents: David & Jennifer White
College Preference: Lehigh University
Career Goals: Business Professor
Talent: Vocal Presentation (show tune) (Honey Bun, from Broadway's South Pacific, by Composer Richard Rodgers)

Ellizabeth Lahm

Parents: Eric & Jeanette Lahm
College Preference: BFA/BA- Musical Theatre Major
Career Goals: Musical Theatre Performance
Talent: Vocal Presentation ("Crayon Girl" from Out of My Head, by Ryan Scott Oliver)

Abby Wellner

Parents: Christopher & Deborah Wellner
College Preference: Robert Morris University or Westminster College
Career Goals: Business Administrator
Talent: Violin Solo (Phantom of the Opera Medley, by Lindsey Stirling)

Jordyn Noullet

Parents: Dan & Heather Noullet
College Preference: University of Pittsburgh
Career Goals: Nursing
Talent: Contemporary Dance (Brave, by Josh Groban)

Abigail Sledge

Parents: Orryn & Victoria Sledge
College Preference: Undecided
Career Goals: Lawyer, President, Professor
Talent: Persuasive Speech (EPIC)

Trista Dunkle

Parents: Robert Dunkle & Sandy Lassinger
College Preference: Saint Francis University
Career Goals: Physicians Assistant
Talent: Vocal and Guitar (She Talks to Angels, by The Black Crowes )

Katrina Potter

Parents: David & Sandra Potter
Talent: Piano ((Medley), by Kyle Landry; Jan Sanborn)