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 2022.

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Isabella Bailey

High School: Eastern York High School

College Preference:

Career Goals: early childhood education major

Talent: Musical Instrument 

Amber Britcher

High School: Spring Grove Area High School

College Preference: Columbia University

Career Goals: To become a strong and independent woman

Talent:  

Mya Brown

High School: Spring Grove Area High School

College Preference: University of Delaware

Career Goals: psychologist

Talent: Musical Instrument (Carpathia, by William Owens)

Zoey Deel

High School: West York Area High School

College Preference: University of Michigan

Career Goals: Musical Theater, Dance, Screen Acting, Advertising

Talent: Vocal (With You, by Bruce Joel Rubin, Dave Stewart, and Glen Ballard - Ghost)

Brianna Fan

High School: Central York High School

College Preference:

Career Goals: Pre-Medical

Talent: Piano (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, by Edvard Grieg)

Emily Ford

High School: Northeastern High School

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Exploring a major is History

Talent: Spoke Word (Phenomenal Women, by Maya Angelou )

Emma Gaetjen

High School: West York Area High School

College Preference: unsure

Career Goals: profession in pharmacy/ pharmaceutical science

Talent: Singing  (Times Are Hard For Dreamers, by Phillipa Soo - from the broadway musical Amélie)

Sarah Gao

High School: Central York High School

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent: Piano Performance (A Comme Amour, by Richard Clayderman)

Sophia Giuffrida

High School: Dover Area High School

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent:  

Karsen Grace Hax

High School: Spring Grove Area High School

College Preference: Washington and Lee

Career Goals: International Business / Real Estate

Talent: Dance (Peggy Lee, by Kacie Lovelace)

Rowen Holder

High School: Dover Area High School

College Preference: Eberly College of Science

Career Goals: Forensic Science or Criminal Psychology

Talent: Vocal Performance  

Laiba Khan

High School: Northeastern Senior High School

College Preference: Boston University

Career Goals: Medical Field

Talent: Martial Arts 

Kaithlyn Khuc

High School: York Suburban High School

College Preference:

Career Goals: Artist

Talent: Piano (Howl’s Moving Castle - Theme: The Merry-Go-Round of Life, by Hisaishi)

Emma Mader

High School: Red Lion Area Senior High School

College Preference: Villanova University

Career Goals: Major in Education/Psychology, Minor in Business

Talent: Cheerleading-Based Routine 

Carley McDowell

High School: Dover area high school

College Preference: Penn State University

Career Goals: Chemical Engineer

Talent: Dance, Lyrical  (To Build a Home (shortened), by The Cinematic Orchestra )

Mackenzie Miller

High School:

College Preference: Elon University

Career Goals: Pre-med & Spanish; Physician Assistant Program

Talent: Contemporary Dance (Breathe, by Carson Shmyr)

Autumn Miller

High School: Central York High School

College Preference: York College

Career Goals: Radiologist Technician

Talent:  

Faith Miller

High School:

College Preference: Ithaca College

Career Goals: Theatre Actor

Talent:  

Elizabeth Minetola

High School: Spring Grove Area High School

College Preference: small campus and small class sizes

Career Goals: Dermatologist

Talent: Musician 

Thy Nguyen

High School: Central York High School

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent: Piano 

Abigail Shaw

High School: Kennard-Dale High School

College Preference:

Career Goals: Chemical Engineer

Talent:  

Taysia Smiley

High School: York Suburban High School

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent: Gymnastics 

Bailie Spangler

High School: Northeastern High School

College Preference: Penn State York

Career Goals: Mechanical Engineer

Talent:  

Alisa Steele

High School: West York High School

College Preference:

Career Goals: Genetic Engineering

Talent: Piano 

Tia Wherley

High School: South Western High School

College Preference: Shenandoah University

Career Goals: Physical Therapist

Talent: Dance (Homecoming Queen, by Kelsea Ballerini)

Makenzie Zagroba

High School: Red Lion Area Senior High School

College Preference: New York University

Career Goals: Pediatric Dentist with a degree in Biological Sci.

Talent: Spoken Word (Strength, by Anonymously Submitted To The Digital Poet Base)

Jordyn Ziesman

High School: West York Area High School

College Preference: Point Park University

Career Goals: Photojournalist/journalist

Talent: Singing  

Elisabeth Zimmerman

High School:

College Preference: Messiah University

Career Goals: Art Education and English Elementary Education

Talent: Singing (When He Sees Me, by Sara Bareilles)

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