Current Representative

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

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

In addition, Elena’s activities include: Marching Band • American Chemical Society • Varsity Tennis • Carroll Community College STEM Club • National Honor Society • Tri-M and Rho Kappa • Math Tutoring • Musical Pit • Robotics Club • Girl Scouts of America
Serving as an Officer and Tutor in the National Honor Society • Establishing and Implementing the BYBS Patch Program for Girl Scouts in Maryland • Serving as the Youth Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Westminster • Carroll County Career and Tech Center Educational Specifications Committee • Empowering Local Youth with the Boys and Girls Club and 'Dad Works'

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