Junior Miss contestants come from all walks of life, but they have one common characteristic: the desire to succeed. Each young woman receives valuable life experience through our program - relationship skills, self-confidence, and a sense of achievement. It is our goal to ensure that everyone who participates in our program has an enjoyable and memorable experience.

While we await the first of our contestants, below is a list of last year's contestants for Distinguished Young Women of Idaho. Want to participate? Apply now!

Abigail Raasch

Distinguished Young Woman of Troy

Parents: Kris & Emily Raasch
College Preference: Liberty University, University of Nebraska
Career Goals: FBI Agent, Professional Ballerina
Talent: Ballet (Don Quixote Kitri Variation Act1, by Leon Minkus)

Breanna Duffin

Distinguished Young Woman of Aberdeen

Parents: Raymond & Christine Duffin
College Preference: BYU Provo/Idaho
Career Goals: Finance/Business
Talent: Piano Solo (Whitewater Chopped Sticks, by Calvin Jones)

Kathryn Harrigfeld

Distinguished Young Woman of Ashton

Parents: Jeffrey & Mo-Nee Harrigfeld
College Preference: University of Utah
Career Goals: Pediatrician
Talent: Piano Solo (Toccata by Aram Khachaturian)

Kate Wheeler

Distinguished Young Woman of Blackfoot

Parents: Caleb & Sarah Wheeler
College Preference: Brigham Young University, Utah State University
Career Goals: Physician's Assistant
Talent: Flute Solo ("Carnival de Venise", by Paul Agricole Genin)

Mariah Rae

Distinguished Young Woman of Bonners Ferry

Parents: Victor & Tess Rae
College Preference: North Idaho College, Lewis and Clark State College
Career Goals: Pediatric Nurse
Talent: Contemporary Hoop Dance (Light Em Up, by Fall Out Boys)

Sarah Crofts

Distinguished Young Woman of Bonneville County

Parents: Von & Jennifer Crofts
College Preference: BYU Provo, BYU Idaho, Utah State Unniversity
Career Goals: Violin Performance /Music Education
Talent: Violin Solo (Danse Espagnole, by Manuel de Falla)

Maysa Holyoak

Distinguished Young Woman of Caribou County

Parents: James & Andrea Holyoak
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Dance Studio Owner
Talent: Pointe (Ballet) ("Say Something", by Pentatonix)

Rayna Solberg

Distinguished Young Woman of Coeur d'Alene

Parents: Raine Solberg
College Preference: George Fox University or Vanderbilt University
Career Goals: Performing Arts and Pediatrics
Talent: Dance - Ballet, Pointe (Kitri from Don Quixote , by Minkus)

Tea Draganovic

Distinguished Young Woman of East Boise Valley

Parents: Edgar & Enisa Draganovic
College Preference: BSU and ISU
Career Goals: PA Specializing in Pediatrics
Talent: Bosnian Folk Dancing

Audrey Butler

Distinguished Young Woman of Firth/Shelley

Parents: Bryce & Ruth Butler
College Preference: Brigham Young University Idaho
Career Goals: Medical Field
Talent: Piano Solo (Fantaisie Impromptu Op. 66, by Frederic Chopin)

Sarah Geddes

Distinguished Young Woman of Franklin County

Parents: Lance & Kim Geddes
College Preference: Utah State University
Career Goals: Elementary Education
Talent: Piano Solo (L'Orage The Storm (Op. 109, No. 13), by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller)

Samantha Sperber

Distinguished Young Woman of Genesee

Parents: Tim & Michelle Sperber
College Preference: Lewis Clark State College or North Idaho College
Career Goals: Registered Nurse
Talent: Comedy Monologue (Coathanger Sculpture)

Catherine Hinck

Distinguished Young Woman of Idaho

Parents: David & Julie Hinck
College Preference: Brigham Young University-Provo
Career Goals: Business Management
Talent: Classical Ballet En Pointe ("Kitri's Variation" from the ballet "Don Quixote", by Minkus/Petipa)

Kendra Cannon

Distinguished Young Woman of Kendrick Juliaetta

Parents: Kim & Angela Cannon
College Preference: University of Idaho
Career Goals: Accounting major (CPA)
Talent: Tap Dance ("Hit the Lights" Remix, by Selena Gomez and Jay Sean)

Emily Tippetts

Distinguished Young Woman of Kuna

Parents: Eugene & Janet Tippetts
College Preference: Stanford University, Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Microbiologist, Teacher
Talent: Piano Solo (Song of the Ocean, by Jon Schmidt)

Alyssa Adams

Distinguished Young Woman of Lakeland

Parents: John & Cherice Adams
College Preference: BYU-Provo, BYU-Idaho
Career Goals: Mother, Radiology, Piano Teacher, Dance
Talent: Contemporary Jazz Dance (Shake it Out , by Florence and the Machine)

Rachel Kym

Distinguished Young Woman of Lewiston

Parents: Marv & Cyndy Kym
College Preference: Westmont College
Career Goals: Engineering
Talent: Pointe (Little Wonders, by Rob Thomas)

Amanda Solomon

Distinguished Young Woman of Magic Valley

Parents: Korey & Natasha Solomon
College Preference: Stanford University or BYU-Provo
Career Goals: International Development
Talent: Violin Solo (Polish Dance, by Edward Severn)

Aubrey King

Distinguished Young Woman of Malad

Parents: Corey & Lucy King
College Preference: Utah State University or BYU
Career Goals: I plan to be a mother and practice Psychology
Talent: Piano and Vocal solo (Bluebird, by Sara Bareilles )

MaryLeona McKee

Distinguished Young Woman of Marsh Valley

Parents: Robert & Jannajoe McKee
College Preference: BYU or BYU-I or Utah State
Career Goals: Nursing, Social Work or Designing
Talent: Vocal Presentation (contemperary) (Memory , by Andrew Lloyd Webber )

Taylor Rush

Distinguished Young Woman of Melba

Parents: Lee & Erin Rush
College Preference: Boise State University
Career Goals: Occupational Therapy, Accounting and Finance
Talent: Belly Dancing (The World is Ours, by Aloe Blacc and David Correy)

Sierra Phipps

Distinguished Young Woman of Mini/Cassia

Parents: Valarie Crane
College Preference: Brigham Young University-Provo, Hawaii
Career Goals: Psychology or High School Counseling
Talent: Ballet (La Bayadere: Gamzatti Variation, by Silvano Belfiore)

Meghan Reisenauer

Distinguished Young Woman of Moscow

Parents: Christin & Clara Reisenauer
College Preference: Mid-sized 4-year private university
Career Goals: Environmental Engineering/International Business
Talent: Piano Solo (Solfeggietto, by Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach)

Nicole Burch

Distinguished Young Woman of Orofino

Parents: Kelly Burch & Ila Duff
College Preference: U of I, Boise State, Whitworth University
Career Goals: Nutritionist, Dance, Ultrasound tech, RN
Talent: Tap Dance ("Show Me How You Burlesque" by Christina Aguilera, by Karli Faul, Nicole Burch)

Nina Forest

Distinguished Young Woman of Pocatello/Chubbuck

Parents: Tony & Jun Forest
College Preference: U Penn or University of Washington
Career Goals: BS in Economics with a focus in Global Analysis
Talent: Piano Solo (Dancing on the (Berlin) Wall, by David Lanz)

Christina Sedgwick

Distinguished Young Woman of Post Falls'

Parents: Michael & Michelle Sedgwick
College Preference: WSU, UW, WWU, Cornish College of the Arts
Career Goals: Theatre/Acting, Art, Psychology
Talent: Lyrical Dance (Latch - Acoustic, by Sam Smith )

Savannah LeForce

Distinguished Young Woman of Potlatch

Parents: Leon & Keri LeForce
College Preference: Oklahoma State Uni. or Gonzaga Uni.
Career Goals: Veterinarian or Physical Therapist
Talent: Vocal (jazz ballad) (Cry Me A River, by Arthur Hamilton)

Star Prince

Distinguished Young Woman of Priest River

College Preference: pre-recs at a community college, phd from 4 year
Career Goals: orthodontist
Talent: Singing (Unthinkable (I'm Ready), by Alicia Keys)

Hannah Shippen

Distinguished Young Woman of Rigby

Parents: Troy & Janet Shippen
College Preference: Utah State University
Career Goals: communications
Talent: jazz dance (Wild Wild Party, by Andrew Lippa)

Casey Schwendiman

Distinguished Young Woman of Ririe

Parents: Russell & Malissa Schwendiman
College Preference: University of Utah/Boise State/BYU
Career Goals: Pediatrics and/or Sports Science
Talent: Lyrical Dance (Won't Be Long, by The Royalty)

Breylan Martin

Distinguished Young Woman of Sandpoint

Parents: James & Sheila Martin
College Preference: I am still undecided at this point
Career Goals: Translate or teach French and Spanish
Talent: Ballet- En Pointe (The Meadow, by Dennis McCarthy)

Kaeley Shawver

Distinguished Young Woman of Snake River

Parents: Kenneth & Susan Shawver
College Preference: BYU Idaho, BYU Hawaii, Utah State University
Career Goals: Psychiatry, Paleontology
Talent: Piano Solo ("Whitewater Chopped Sticks", by Calvin Jones)

Carlie Webster

Distinguished Young Woman of South Fremont

Parents: Shane & Jennifer Webster
College Preference: BYU-Idaho, BYU, Utah State University
Career Goals: I am interested in dietetics and culinary arts.
Talent: Piano Solo (Impromptu in C Sharp Minor, by Hugo Reinhold)

Rhegan Humphrey

Distinguished Young Woman of St. Maries

Parents: Dale & Darcy Humphrey
College Preference: Lewis Clark State College
Career Goals: ICU Registered Nurse
Talent: Harp Solo ("All I Ask of You", by Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Erica Lusk

Distinguished Young Woman of Sugar Salem

Parents: Deceased xx & Leah Lusk
College Preference: BYU-Idaho
Career Goals: Mother, Recreational Therapy
Talent: Piano Solo (White Water Choppedsticks, by Calvin Jones)

Mara Porter

Distinguished Young Woman of Teton

Parents: Michael & Kristen Porter
College Preference: Brigham Young University in Provo,Utah
Career Goals: BioChemical Engineering or health profession
Talent: Piano Solo (Prelude in G minor, by Frédéric Chopin)

Kristin Kaschmitter

Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie

Parents: Bernie & Nancy Kaschmitter
College Preference: College of Southern Idaho
Career Goals: Paramedic/Registered Nurse
Talent: Piano Solo (The Medallion Calls/ He's a Pirate (Compilation), by Songs Artist: Klaus Badelt/ Personal Compilation)

Colette Kofoed

Distinguished Young Woman of West Boise Valley

Parents: LaVar & Kimberly Kofoed
College Preference: BYU- Provo, UVU, Utah State, BYU-Idaho
Career Goals: Musical theater, Education, Writing
Talent: Vocal Presentation (Show tune) ("Let it Go" from Frozen, by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)

Kori Holdaway

Distinguished Young Woman of West Jefferson

Parents: Chris & Cindy Holdaway
College Preference: USU, BYU-Provo, BYU-I
Career Goals: Neonatal Nurse
Talent: Piano Solo (Warschauer Konzert, by Richard Addinsell)