Participants

Distinguished Young Women participants come from all walks of life, but they have one common characteristic: the desire to succeed. Each young woman receives valuable life experience through participation in the program including relationship skills, self-confidence, and a sense of achievement. The goal of Distinguished Young Women is to ensure that everyone who participates in the program at any level has an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Below is a list of participants for the upcoming 2016 Distinguished Young Women of Elkhart program. Want to participate? Apply now!



Lauren Weirich





Katie Mochamer





Mariah DeFreese





Samantha Shank



Parents: Phillip & Dara Shank
College Preference: Bethel College
Career Goals: Communications
Talent: Sign Language (So Far To Find You, by Casting Crowns)


Mary Balentine





Emily Varga





Katherine Foy



Parents: Joseph & Jacqueline Foy
College Preference: Miami of Ohio or IU Bloomington
Career Goals: Trauma Surgeon


Tricia Petit





Sidney Hochstetler



Parents: Sean & Noelle Hochstetler
College Preference: University of Illinois-Chicago
Career Goals: Massage Therapy
Talent: Vocal Presentation (Not for the life of me: Thoroughly Modern Millie, by Music:Jeanine Tesori Lyrics:Dick Scanlan)


Teondra Lawrence



Parents: Bruce & Shalean Lawrence Lawrence
College Preference: IPFW
Career Goals: Occupational Theapist
Talent: Marimba Solo (Libertango (formerly "A Star Piazzola"), by Eric Sammut)


Kassidy Farley



Parents: Christina Farley
College Preference: University of Southern Indiana
Career Goals: Psychologist


Adrianna Nettro





Rebeca Marrufo





Kathryn Sokolowski