Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Iowa for 2018 is Kelsey Lyons, from Ankeny.

Kelsey’s achievements include: National Merit Scholar Finalist • AP Scholar with Distinction • Iowa Governor's Scholar Recognition Program • Iowa All-State Band- Two Time Inductee • Des Moines Register Academic All-State • Spirit of the Jaguar Character Award • National Spanish Exam- Three Time Medalist • Cross Country Varsity Letter Winner- Three Time • National Honor Society • National Spanish Honor Society

In addition, Kelsey’s activities include: Marching Band- Drum Major and Section Leader • Cross Country- Team Co-Captain • Garden Club- President and Finance Committee Leader • Varsity Jazz Band • Spanish Club- Co-President • Church Youth Group • Varsity Jazz Band • Soccer- JV Team Captain • School Musical- Member of Pit Band • Courtyard by Marriott Banquet and Bistro Server
Love Lunch summer program • Vacation Bible School teacher • Bidwell Toy Drive and Food Pantry • Philadelphia and St. Louis Mission Trips • Iowa Jazz Championships Host

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