Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland for 2018 is Elena Rippeon, from Westminster.

Elena’s achievements include: Valedictorian • All-County Band and Orchestra • Superior rating County and State Solo and Ensemble Festival 2015-17 • Maryland All-State Band 2017 • High Woodwind Section Leader for Marching Band • National Merit Scholar Commendation • Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal for Math and Science • National Honor Society Officer • Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal

In addition, Elena’s activities include: Marching Band • Managing Cross-Country Team • Varsity Tennis • Fellowship of Christian Athletes • National Honor Society • Tri-M and Rho Kappa • Math Tutoring • Musical Pit • Robotics Club • Girl Scouts of America
National Honor Society- tutoring, Secret Santa, Cinderella's Closet • Establishing the BYBS Patch Program for Girl Scouts in Maryland • First Presbyterian Church Youth Group- mission trips, Youth Deacon • Rho Kappa and Tri-M- service honor societies that run a variety of programs • "Dad's Works" - mentoring young girls with difficult family backgrounds

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