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.

Below is a list of contestants for our forthcoming 2015 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)