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 2018.

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Rebecca Abdullah

City: Bettendorf

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Business

Talent: Dance (Contemporary/Modern, by Dance Instructor: Kim Munn)

Saireshma Balakrishnan

City: Cedar Rapids

College Preference: Loyola University, UCLA, Washington University

Career Goals: Psychiatrist

Talent: Dance (Bollywood Dance) (Nagada Song , by Shreya Ghoshal)

Ashlyn Haack

City: Davenport

College Preference: Iowa State University/Purdue University

Career Goals: Engineer

Talent: Vocal Performance (Per Non Penar, by Emanuele d'Astorga)

Sydney Hildebrand

City: Macksburg

College Preference: University of Nebraska Lincoln

Career Goals: Psychology/Social Work

Talent: Roping the breakaway dummy 

Kelsey Lyons

City: Ankeny

College Preference: University of Iowa

Career Goals: Radiation Oncologist

Talent: Instrumental Solo (Sonata in G Major, by Giovanni Platti)

Laurel McGonegle

City: Urbandale

College Preference: Iowa State University/Purdue University

Career Goals: Food Scientist

Talent: Vocal Performance (Love's Philosophy , by Roger Quilter )

Marisa Rethman

City: West Des Moines

College Preference: University of Iowa

Career Goals: Business/Finance

Talent: Dramatic Reading (Rape Poem, by Marge Piercy)

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