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





Cierra Breen



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


Abbey Rindlisbacaher





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)


Harmony Beck



Parents: Verl & Sandra Beck
College Preference: BYU, U of U, UVU
Career Goals: Dance instructor/ choreographer


Valkyrie Galli





Rio Turnbull



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


Tara Arthurs





Victoria Brandt



Parents: Matthew & Christy Brandt
College Preference: Utah State University
Career Goals: Music Therapist


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


Cera Strain



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


Sabrina Bengtzen





Haley Hoch



Parents: Robb Hoch, Ed.D. & Melissa Hoch
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: B.A. in Marketing (Minor in Photography)


Kennedee Richards





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


Alexah Coon





Alexandra Kaelin



Parents: Richard & Mary Kaelin
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Neo-Natal Nursing


Sydnee Hibbs



Parents: R. Hibbs & Cheri Workman
College Preference: BYU
Career Goals: 1st grade teacher
Talent: Piano Solo (Safe and Sound)