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

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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

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Mya Brown

High School: Spring Grove Area High School

College Preference: University of Delaware

Career Goals: psychologist

Talent: Musical Instrument (Carpathia, by William Owens)

Ella Calder

High School: Spring Grove Area High School

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Career Goals: To become a surgeon.

Talent: Blazhevich's Etude #9 for Tuba 

Grace Coppersmith

High School: South Western High school

College Preference: Penn State University

Career Goals: Speech Pathologist

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Zoey Deel

High School: West York Area High School

College Preference: University of Michigan

Career Goals: Musical Theater & Dance

Talent: Vocal (No One Else, by Dave Malloy - The Great Comet)

Alejandra Elias

High School: Northeastern Senior High School

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Talent: Singing 

Mackenzie Emig

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Brianna Fan

High School: Central York High School

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Career Goals: Pediatrics

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

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Emma Gaetjen

High School: West York Area High School

College Preference: n/a

Career Goals: deciding between profession in music or pharmacy.

Talent: Singing and Piano  (Vienna , by Billy Joel)

Sarah Gao

High School: Central York High School

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

Megan Garretson

High School: Northern York High School

College Preference: Lees-McRae

Career Goals: Wildlife Biologist

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Sophia Giuffrida

High School: Dover Area High School

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Ashlynn Godfrey

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Danica Gullick

High School: Red Land High School

College Preference: Dickinson College

Career Goals: Politics/Law

Talent: Writing/reciting 

Edha Gupta

High School: Central York High School

College Preference: Carnegie Mellon University

Career Goals: Pre- Medical

Talent: Spoken Word Poetry (I Am Learning to Abandon the World, by Linda Pastan)

Karsen Grace Hax

High School: Spring Grove Area High School

College Preference: Duke University

Career Goals: International Business / Real Estate

Talent: Dance (Peggy Lee, by Kacie Lovelace)

Michelle Hernandez-Vargas

High School: William Penn Senior High School

College Preference: York College

Career Goals: Pediatrician

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Rowen Holder

High School: Dover Area High School

College Preference: Eberly College of Science

Career Goals: Forensic Science or Criminal Psychology

Talent: Vocal or Dramatic Reading  

Jocelyn Kern

High School: West York Area High School

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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

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

Sophie Lanius

High School: Red Lion

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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 

Ni'lee Mariche

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Bre'Ajah Markle

High School: Red Lion Area High School

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Career Goals: Medical Field

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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

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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

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Faith Miller

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College Preference: Ithaca College

Career Goals: Theatre Actor

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Elizabeth Minetola

High School: Spring Grove Area High School

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Career Goals: doctor

Talent: Musician 

Thy Nguyen

High School: Central York High School

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Talent: Piano 

Hannah Pajtis

High School: York Catholic High School

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Sadie Roser

High School: Dover High School

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Career Goals: Vocal Performance Major

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Irene Salvo

High School: York Country Day School

College Preference: Uncertain

Career Goals: Editorial field

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Abigail Shaw

High School: Kennard Dale High School

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Lane Sipe

High School: Northeastern High School

College Preference: University of Georgia

Career Goals: Athletic Trainer

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Taysia Smiley

High School: York Suburban High School

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Talent: Gymnastics 

Bailie Spangler

High School: Northeastern High School

College Preference: Penn State York

Career Goals: Mechanical Engineer

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Olivia Staples

High School: York Catholic High School

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Alisa Steele

High School: West York High School

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Career Goals: Genetic Engineering

Talent: Piano 

Tia Wherley

High School: South Western High School

College Preference: Shenandoah University

Career Goals: Physical Therapist

Talent: Dance (Kelsea Ballerini, by Maria Hane )

Claire Wroblewski

High School: Red Lion Senior High School

College Preference: Duke University

Career Goals: Marine Biology

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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: Singing (Bound To You, by Christina Aguilera)

Jordyn Ziesman

High School: West York Area High School

College Preference: Point Park University

Career Goals: Photojournalist/journalist

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Elisabeth Zimmerman

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College Preference: Messiah University

Career Goals: Art Education and English Elementary Education

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