Participants

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 Utah- At Large program. Want to participate? Apply now!



Kaitlyn Kidman



Parents: Randal Kidman & Rachel Kidman
College Preference: BYU
Career Goals: Nursing
Talent: Vocal Presentation (A Change in Me , by Alan Menken )


Cierra Breen



Parents: Curtis & Diane Breen
College Preference: BYU, SDSU, University of Utah
Career Goals: Business, Education, Sign Language
Talent: dance (All of the Stars, by Ed Sheeran)


Karissa Schmid



Parents: Douglas & Stephanie Schmid
College Preference: Pepperdine, BYU, DSU, or University of Utah
Career Goals: Psychology, Sociology, Criminology or FBI
Talent: Vocal Presentation (French Opera) (L'Amour est oiseu rebelle (Habanera), by Georges Bizet)


Rio Turnbull



Parents: James & Satoko Turnbull
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Social Work
Talent: Staged recitation of a memorized poem (Why We Tell Stories, by Lisel Mueller)


Victoria Brandt



Parents: Matthew & Christy Brandt
College Preference: Utah State University
Career Goals: Music Therapist
Talent: Violin Solo (Concerto No. 1 Mvt. 1, by J. S. Bach)


Hayley DeWitt



Parents: Renn & Sara DeWitt
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Business Management
Talent: Violin Solo (Czardas, by Vittorio Monti)


Kaela Afoa



Parents: Peresitene & Lori Afoa
College Preference: Brigham Young University, Hawaii
Career Goals: Dentistry
Talent: Polynesian Dancing (Tahitian Drumbeats, by Various Polynesian Drummers)


Sarah Kanell



Parents: Leo & Melissa Kanell
College Preference: University of Utah
Career Goals: Physician's Assistant
Talent: Violin Solo (Meditation from Thais, by Jules Massenet)


Kiylee Christensen



College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Major education Minor Dance
Talent: Pointe Ballet (Reflection form Mulan, by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel)


Sabrina Jex



Parents: Kaylen & Wendy Jex
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Bachelor's and Master's Degree, Dance teacher
Talent: Contemporary Ballet (November (Composer Max Richter), by Choreographer Joni McDonald)


Alexah Coon



Parents: Christopher & Kimberly Coon
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Musician, harpist
Talent: Harp Solo (Great Day, by Nancy Gustavson)


Alexandra Kaelin



Parents: Richard & Mary Kaelin
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Neo-Natal Nursing
Talent: Singing (L-O-V-E, by Nat King Cole)


Sydnee Hibbs



Parents: R. Hibbs & Cheri Workman
College Preference: BYU
Career Goals: 1st grade teacher
Talent: Dancing (Human by Christina Perry)