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 2020.

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Adhieu Mayen

City: West Des Moines

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Elizabeth Miglin

City: Des Moines

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Grace Wood

City: Indianola

College Preference: Iowa State

Career Goals: Public Health/Nutrition

Talent: Baton Twirling (My Strongest Suit, by )

Kara Lindsay

City: Cedar Rapids

College Preference: Brigham Young University, Provo

Career Goals: I want to go into graphic design and business!

Talent: Violin Solo (Concerto in G Major, by Josef Hayden)

Karen Kawala

City: Clive

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Maria Brown

City: Marion

College Preference: Iowa State University

Career Goals: Veterinarian or animal nutritionist

Talent: Singing (Che Fiero Costume, by Giovanni Legrenzi)

Natalie Dornbush

City: Clinton

College Preference: University of Northern Iowa

Career Goals: Elementary teacher

Talent: Fight song dance routine 

Naga Manikya Kappaganthu

City: West Des Moines

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Rachel Brokenshire

City: Cedar Falls

College Preference: Iowa State University

Career Goals: Landscape Architecture (sustainable design)

Talent: Hula Hooping 

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