Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Iowa for 2017 is Samina Abdullah, from Bettendorf .

Samina’s achievements include: Drum Major 2015-2016 • All State Chorus (2014, 2015, 2016) • Homecoming Queen • HOBY Alumnus • Dance Team State Champion (2015, 2016) • National Honor Society (2015-2017) • Best In Center Outstanding Performance, Vocal Duet at State Festival • Drum Major First Class (2015) • UDA All American Dancer Selection (2015) • Universal Dance Association Pin It Forward Award (2013, 2016)

In addition, Samina’s activities include: Dance/Dance Team • Concert Choir • Marching Band - Drum Major • Student Government • Jazz Choir • Concert Band - Flute • National Honor Society • Quad City Youth Symphony - Cello • Iowa Youth Congress •
Pleasant Valley Summer Band Program: taught kids basic music and flute skills • Unity Point Health: volunteered at hospital (2016) • National Flag Day: set up and took down flags during national holidays (2013-16) • Pleasant Valley Summer Band Program: conducted ensemble and led group sectionals • Fourth of July Parade: danced in city parade for Independence Day (2013-16)

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