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 Butler County. 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)