The Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland for 2019 is Kara Iwanowski, from Bel Air.
Kara’s achievements include: Performances as soloist with the Susquehanna Symphony (2014, 2017) • Maryland State Music Teacher's Association Honorable Mention • National Federation of Music Clubs Gold Cup Recipient • First Place at International Young Artist Piano Competition • Judy Famous Scholarship (5 consecutive years) • Intermuse International Music Festival Concert Tour • Participant at Apple Hill Summer Chamber Music Workshop • Presidential Award • Nominee for Princeton Book Award • National Honors Society member
In addition, Kara’s activities include: Piano • Baltimore School for the Arts Wind Symphony • Rehearsals & Concerts • Baltimore School for the Arts Chamber Chorus • Steinway Gallery of Baltimore (employee) • Private Piano Lessons
Musical performances at nursing homes and retirement communities. • Volunteering for Random Acts of Kindness through kindness challenges. • Volunteering at soup kitchens with my family. • In-school tutoring.