Participants

Distinguished Young Women participants come from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common: the desire to succeed. Below are the Distinguished Young Women of York County participants for the Class of 2021.

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Hope Allen

High School: West York Area High School

College Preference: Duquesne University

Career Goals: Elementary Music Teacher

Talent: Vocal Performance (Se Florindo e fedele, by Alessandro Scarlatti)

Elisabeth Aparicio

High School: York Suburban High School

College Preference: University of the Sciences

Career Goals: Pharmacist

Talent: Clarinet 

Bethlehem Belai

High School: Red Land High School

College Preference: Penn State University

Career Goals: Emergency Medicine Doctor

Talent: Violin (Allegro Brillante, by William Ten Have)

Kylie Calogero

High School: South Western

College Preference: Millersville University

Career Goals: Music Educator

Talent: Singing and Playing Ukulele (Head Above Water , by Avril Lavigne )

Rosemarie Chan

High School: Red Lion Area Senior High School

College Preference: Rosemont College

Career Goals: Business Manager

Talent: Rifle (On top of the world, by Imagine Dragons)

Devan Chancey

High School: Red Lion Area Senior High School

College Preference: University of Pittsburg

Career Goals: Biochemistry research scientist

Talent: Clarinet 

Alexandra Clancy

High School: York Suburban High School

College Preference: Gettysburg College

Career Goals: Secondary English Education

Talent: Viola solo (Hungarian Dance No. 5, by J. Brahms)

Alyssa Crane

High School: Central York High School

College Preference: Elizabethtown College

Career Goals: Physical Therapist

Talent: Tap Dance (Jumpin' Jack, by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)

Maria Cruz-Ruiz

High School: William Penn Senior High School

College Preference: Temple University

Career Goals: Music Business

Talent: Cello (Prelude in G major, by Bach)

Jenna Donohue

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College Preference: University of Pittsburgh

Career Goals: Chemical Engineering

Talent: Flute (The Swan , by C. Saint Saëns)

Summer Eaton

High School: South Western High School

College Preference: Middlebury College

Career Goals: Linguistic Analyst

Talent: Vocalist (Think of Me, by Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Tunmise Fadare

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College Preference: University of Pittsburgh

Career Goals: Lawyer

Talent: Poetry (, by Tunmise Fadare)

Alysa Faulkner

High School: Red Lion Senior High

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Career Goals: Environmental / Sustainability career path

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Jillian Fetrow

High School: Dallastown Area High School

College Preference: Possibly University of Delaware but not sure yet

Career Goals: Medical lab science/something involving biology

Talent: Music — oboe solo with piano (Romance No. 2, by Robert Schumann)

Grace Gordon

High School: Spring Grove Area High School

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Career Goals: Marketing and advertisement

Talent: Piano 

Maria Hawthorne

High School: Lancaster Country Day School

College Preference: University of Pennsylvania

Career Goals: Author

Talent: Drawing, Painting 

Natalie Heiland

High School: Eastern York High School

College Preference: Swarthmore

Career Goals: Occupational Therapist

Talent: Dancing 

Holly Hinchcliff

High School: Central York High School

College Preference: Point Park

Career Goals: Broadway Actor

Talent: Singing 

MiKayla Hostler

High School: Kennard Dale High School

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Allyson Hudak

High School: Northeastern High School

College Preference: Princeton University

Career Goals: Chemist

Talent: Singing (As Long As He Needs Me, by Lionel Bart)

Corinthia Kessler

High School: Central York

College Preference: Millersville

Career Goals: Education and special education major

Talent: Monologue  

Jacqueline Kiszka

High School: West York Area High School

College Preference: Pennsylvania State University

Career Goals: Meteorologist

Talent: Alto Saxophone (Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, by Gustav Holst)

An Lai

High School: Central York High School

College Preference: West Chester University/ Penn State

Career Goals: Music Education and Chemistry Ed

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Kira Latshaw

High School: Northeastern High School

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Career Goals: Elementary Teacher

Talent: Winter Guard (Bruises, by Lewis Capaldi )

Anna Lumsargis

High School: Central York High School

College Preference: Penn State

Career Goals: Journalism

Talent: Singing ("Watch What Happens", by Walt Disney's Newsies--The Musical)

Haley McCartney

High School: Red Lion Area Sr. High School

College Preference: Eckerd College

Career Goals: Marine Biologist

Talent: Self-written Poetry Reading (Where I\'m From, by Haley McCartney)

Ruby McKeown

High School: York Suburban High School

College Preference: UCLA

Career Goals: foreign correspondent for a major news network

Talent: Dance (Bloom by The Paper Kites , by Sarah Linthicum)

Michaela Monticchio

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College Preference: West Chester University

Career Goals: Vocal and Theater Arts

Talent: Vocal Performance (Amarilli, Mia Bella, by Giulio Caccini)

Grace Nazario

High School: Dover Area High School

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Rory Noble

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College Preference: NYU, American University

Career Goals: Attorney

Talent: Vocal (O Mio Babbino Caro, by Giacomo Puccini)

Ashlyn O'Neill

High School: York Catholic High School

College Preference: The Ohio State University

Career Goals: Chemical Engineering

Talent: Dance (All that Matters , by Laura Michelle Kelly)

Christina Paniagua

High School: Central York High School

College Preference: Delaware Valley University

Career Goals: My career goal is to become a zoo veterinarian.

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Camree Patterson

High School: Red Lion Senior High School

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Career Goals: Physician

Talent: Dramatic Reading  

Lian Peach

High School: Dallastown Area High School

College Preference: University of Maryland, College Park

Career Goals: Physics

Talent: Violin (Concerto No. 9, by Charles-Auguste de Beriot)

Prital Prabhu

High School: Central York High School

College Preference: Johns Hopkins University

Career Goals: Physician

Talent: Classical Indian Dance 

Brenna Richard

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College Preference: Carnegie Mellon University

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Talent: Voice (Phantom of The Opera- Phantom of The Opera, by Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Addison Sands

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College Preference: Wake Forest University

Career Goals: Orthopedic Physician

Talent: Vocal Performance (The Glory of Love, by Bette Midler arr. by Billy Hill)

Milana Schechtman

High School: Dallastown Area High School

College Preference: New York University Tisch

Career Goals: Broadway Performer

Talent: Dance (Feeling Good, by Michael Buble)

Riley Sharp

High School: Dallastown Area High School

College Preference: Carnegie Mellon University

Career Goals: Musical Theater

Talent: Singing (Let Me Be Your Star, by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman)

Reagan Starrett

High School: Red Land

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Ava Studivant

High School: Eastern York High School

College Preference: Villanova University

Career Goals: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Talent: Vocal (I Know Where I've Been , by Queen Latifah )

Annabelle Sutton

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College Preference: Penn State College of Nursing

Career Goals: I would like to become a Pediatric Nurse

Talent: Color Guard 

Jessica Sutton

High School: Dallastown Area High School

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Mia Swancer

High School: West York Area High School

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Jenny Tao

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Madeline Walker

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Rebekah Watson

High School: Central York High School

College Preference: 4-Year College

Career Goals: Neonatal Nurse

Talent: Dance 

Alexis Weigard

High School: York Catholic High School

College Preference: The Pennsylvania State University

Career Goals: Environmental Science

Talent: Clarinet 

Roseanna Williams

High School: Eastern York

College Preference: Millersville University

Career Goals: Teacher

Talent: Dance (Let's Get Loud, by Jennifer Lopez)

Gabrielle Wilson

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Career Goals: aerospace engineer

Talent: Vocal 

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