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 Iowa participants for the Class of 2022.

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Elaine Wang

City: West Des Moines

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent: Speedcubing (Scientist, by TWICE)

Amy Nguyen

City: Sioux City

College Preference: Large, 4-year

Career Goals: Physiologist

Talent: Traditional Vietnamese Dance (Phia Sau Mot Co Gai, by Soobin Hoang Son)

Mary Kitundu

City: Des Moines

College Preference: Luther College

Career Goals: Ambassador/Lawyer

Talent: Spoken Word Poerty (, by Mary Kitundu )

Faith Cequena

City: West Des Moines

College Preference: University of Iowa

Career Goals: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Talent: Speech ("Broken English", by Rupi Kaur)

Teagen Bollers

City: Tiffin

College Preference: University of Minnesota

Career Goals: Ophthalmologist

Talent: French Horn Solo (Waltz of the Flowers, by Tchaikovsky)

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