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 2020.

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Sofia Andia

High School: Eastern York High School

College Preference: Columbia University

Career Goals: Enter the law field and become a politician

Talent: Vocal (Popular (en Español), by Stephen Schwartz )

Chloe Barlett

High School: Northeastern High School

College Preference: Temple University

Career Goals: Speech Language Pathologist

Talent: Clarinet performance  (Clarinet Concerto KV622 Adagio, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart )

Annabelle Bowman

High School: Central York

College Preference: University of Pittsburgh

Career Goals: Pediatrician

Talent: Mallet Percussion  (The Galloping Comedians, by Dmitri Kabalevsky Arr. By Morris Goldenberg)

Mary Dick

High School: York Catholic High School

College Preference: The University Notre Dame

Career Goals: Environmental engineer

Talent: Singing (How Do I Love You?, by Music by Penny Rodriguez and words by E. B. Browning)

Rayven Dickson

High School: William Penn Senior High School

College Preference: University of Maryland

Career Goals: Public Relations

Talent: Vocalist (Natural Woman, by Aretha Franklin)

Taylor Forry

High School: Northeastern High School

College Preference: University of Pennsylvania

Career Goals: Neurologist

Talent: Violin Performance  (Czárdás, by Vittorio Monti)

Abigail Frey

High School: Dover Area High School

College Preference: Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Career Goals: Biology (Medical Lab-work)

Talent: Vocal (What Baking Can Do, by Sara Bareilles)

Madeline Furino

High School: Eastern York High School

College Preference: Millersville University, Penn State University

Career Goals: Mathematics

Talent: Playing the Viola (La Provençale , by Marin Marais)

Paige Gordon

High School: York Catholic High School

College Preference: University of Pennsylvania

Career Goals: Marketing Analyst

Talent: Vocal (Astonishing, by Sutton Foster)

Nicole Gross

High School: South Western High School

College Preference: University of Pennsylvania

Career Goals: Chemist

Talent: Cello (Sonata in G Major, by Martin Berteau)

Lilly Haugh

High School:

College Preference: Elizabethtown

Career Goals: Occupational Therapist

Talent: Dance (Lyrical, by Mel Miller)

Andrea Hebel

High School: Susquehannock High School

College Preference: George Washington University

Career Goals: International Investigative Journalist

Talent: Viola performance (Tarantella , by W. H. Squire)

Emily (Katie) Hoster

High School: South Western High School

College Preference: University of Michigan

Career Goals: Musical Theatre major with a dance concentration

Talent: Dance (Musical Medley, by Jeff Shade)

Emma Hynson

High School: South Western High School

College Preference: University of Pittsburgh

Career Goals: Medicine: Physician or Orthopedic Specialist

Talent: Playing the violin (Millionaire's Hoedown, by Herman Clebanoff)

Mackenzie Jenkins

High School:

College Preference: Millersville University

Career Goals: Elementary School Teacher

Talent: Singing (Hopelessly Devoted to You, by Olivia Newton-John)

Isabella Jensen

High School: Eastern York High School

College Preference: Ursinus College

Career Goals: Physicist

Talent: Vocal (Higher, by Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo)

Leah Krieger

High School: Red Lion Area Senior High School

College Preference: Carnegie Mellon University

Career Goals: Oncologist

Talent: Violin (Banjo and Fiddle, by William Kroll)

Charlotte Long

High School: Central York High School

College Preference: Misericordia University

Career Goals: Occupational Therapist

Talent: Vocal (On My Own, by Claude-Michel Schönberg)

Rylee Montalbano

High School:

College Preference: Millersville

Career Goals: Psychiatrist

Talent: Dance (Modern) (Scars to your beautiful, by Alessia Cara)

Ellery Nakielny

High School: Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency (P

College Preference: Penn State

Career Goals: Biomedical science

Talent: Dancer  (Contemporary dance , by Power by Isak Danielson, self choreographed)

Kendall O'Keefe

High School: Northeastern High School

College Preference: Princeton University

Career Goals: astrophysicist

Talent: Singing (I Dreamed a Dream, by Claude-Michel Schonberg)

Isabelle Oropeza

High School: Hanover High School

College Preference: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Career Goals: Musical Theatre

Talent: Vocal  (Never Enough, by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)

Olivia Riek

High School: Northeastern High School

College Preference: Temple University

Career Goals: Political Science

Talent: Euphonium  (Introduction and Polonaise, by Max F. Denmark)

Grace Anne Shaw

High School:

College Preference: University of Virginia

Career Goals: Child Psychologist

Talent: Clarinet performance (Flight of the Bumblebee, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov)

Olivia Smeltzer

High School: Dallastown Area High School

College Preference: Bryn Mawr College

Career Goals: Lawyer

Talent: Piano (Fur Elise, by Ludwig Van Beethoven)

Ivy Snyder

High School: Spring Grove Area High School

College Preference: University of Pennsylvania

Career Goals: Lawyer

Talent: Piano (L’Orage, by Friedrich Burgmüller)

Emma Trump

High School: Delone Catholic High School

College Preference: Penn State

Career Goals: To achieve a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Talent: Dance (Ballet, by Lauren Seigman)

Alaina Uricheck

High School: York Catholic High School

College Preference: Alvernia University

Career Goals: Public Relations Manager

Talent: Vocalist ("I Could Have Danced All Night", by Frederick Loewe)

Emily Vergara-Pimentel

High School: William Penn Senior High School

College Preference: University of Pennsylvania

Career Goals: Pathologist

Talent: Spoken Word ("Reign of Women", by Emily Vergara-Pimentel)

Ashley Zane

High School: Central York High school

College Preference: Eastern University

Career Goals: Physical therapist

Talent: Dance (Contemporary ballet, by Donna Lynch)

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