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!



Abbey Rindlisbacaher





Karissa Schmid



Parents: Douglas & Stephanie Schmid
College Preference: Pepperdine, BYU, ASU, or SUU
Career Goals: Psychology, Scientific Research or FBI
Talent: Vocal Presentation (French Opera) (L'Amour est oiseu rebelle (Habanera), by Georges Bizet)


Valkyrie Galli





Audrey Valentine





Tara Arthurs





Cera Strain



Parents: Danny & Lisa Strain
College Preference: SLCC, SUU, U of U, or Snow College
Career Goals: Obtain an RN and a BSN
Talent: Contemporary Dance (Vox Poppuli, by 30 Seconds to Mars)


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)