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 Maryland participants for the Class of 2019.

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Larissa Pasco

Anne Arundel County 2019

City: Annapolis

College Preference:

Career Goals: Theatre design and Biology

Talent: Dance (TBD, by )

Abigail Walsh

Bel Air 2019

City: Bel Air

College Preference: 4 Year

Career Goals: Science/medicine

Talent: Dance (Contemporary, by Danielle Sten-Guillermo)

Kaitlinn Schinzel

Carroll County

City: Westminster

College Preference: unkown

Career Goals: Nursing/Dancing

Talent: Dance (Contemporary Dance to Sorry, by Halsey)

Sydney Marohn-Johnson

Distinguished Young Woman of Charles County

City: La Plata

College Preference: Vanderbilt University

Career Goals: Engineering

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Growing Pains, by Maria Mena)

Tamira Dotson

Dorchester County 2019

City: Cambridge

College Preference: Salisbury University

Career Goals: Own a Daycare

Talent: Poetry Recitation (Poetry, by Tamira Dotson)

Brooke Leppo

Greater Westminster

City: Finksburg

College Preference: University of Maryland, University of NC

Career Goals: Nurse in the Air Force

Talent: Dance  (Contemporary Dance to "Anything's Possible", by Music by Lea Michelle)

Paige Hackett

Gunpowder Falls

City: Westminster

College Preference: University of Alabama, University of Maryland

Career Goals: Pediatric Oncologist/Hematologist

Talent: Theatrical Monologue (Luisa from The Fantasticks, by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones)

Kara Iwanowski

Harford County 2019

City: Bel Air

College Preference: Princeton, Northwestern (liberal arts w/ music)

Career Goals: Music Teacher for any age group, pianist

Talent: Piano Performance (Pirates of the Carribean, by Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer arr. Jarrod Radnich)

Sanjana Jha

Northern Frederick County

City: Frederick

College Preference: UMD

Career Goals: Doctor

Talent: Piano  (My Heart Will Go On, by Céline Dion )

Chamberlyn Schafer

Parr's Ridge

City: Westminster

College Preference: Towson University or Shippensburg University

Career Goals: Elementary Education

Talent: Contemporary Dance Piece (, by Laurie Dodge)

Shawnee Scott

Patuxent 2019

City: Waldorf

College Preference: University of Maryland

Career Goals: Cybersecurity

Talent: Instrument Performance (A minor 1st movement, by Vivaldi)

Bethany Malinoski

Piney Run

City: Sykesville

College Preference:

Career Goals: Drama Teacher or psychologist

Talent: Singing (Lifeboat, by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy)

Isabelle Leimkuhler

South Carroll

City: Sykesville

College Preference: Ohio University, University of Michigan, UVA

Career Goals: Foreign Language/Linguistics or Music

Talent: Playing the piano (Maple Leaf Rag, by Scott Joplin)

Shelby Platner

Southern Frederick County

City: Ijamsville

College Preference: University of Maryland/NC State/Villanova

Career Goals: Engineering/business

Talent: Dance (“Don’t You Worry Bout a Thing”, by Tori Kelly)

Chloe Cooke

Southern Maryland 2019

City: Waldorf

College Preference: Liberty University, Embry-Riddle University

Career Goals: Aerospace Engineer

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Fight Song, by Rachel Platten)

Miranda Zamora

The Piedmont Plateau

City: Westminster

College Preference: College of William and Mary

Career Goals: Lawyer

Talent: Vocal Performance (Don't Rain on my Parade, by Barbra Streisand )

Kelly Parr

Washington County

City: Keedysville

College Preference:

Career Goals: Kinesiology

Talent: Dance ("How 'Bout a Dance", by Written by Frank Wildhorn, Performed by Laura Osnes)

Cedara Franklin

Worcester County 2019

City: Pocomoke City

College Preference:

Career Goals: My career goal is to become a choreographer

Talent: dance  (Bright , by Kehlani)

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