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 Frederick County program. Want to participate? Apply now!

Madeline Mulligan

Parents: Matthew & Melanie Mulligan
College Preference: 4 year college, biology/pre-med major
Career Goals: Pediatric Physical Therapist
Talent: Tumbling (Hip hop mash up mix, by Various artists- put together by Andee McKeever)

Kathleen Bloom

Parents: Bruce & Colleen Bloom
College Preference: University of South Carolina, OSU, Harvard, etc.
Career Goals: Minor in French, Major in Comm. or Music Industry
Talent: Vocal Presentation (pop)/Guitar Accompaniment (All Of Me, by John Legend)

Sarah Durham

Parents: Douglas & Lisa Durham
College Preference: Undecided
Career Goals: Physician with a specialty in Clinical Genetics
Talent: Soccer Presentation

Therese Konopelski

Parents: Paul & Nancy Konopelski
College Preference: Boston College
Career Goals: Patent Attorney
Talent: Violin Solo (The Boy Paganini, by Edward Mollenhauer)

Katherine Atwell

Parents: Christopher & Mary Atwell
College Preference: University of Pennsylvania, William and Mary
Career Goals: Science-related field, environmental science
Talent: Piano Solo (The Snowman's Music Box Dance, by George Winston)

Stephanie Letourneau

Parents: Martin & Charlotte Letourneau
College Preference: Hood College, Virginia Tech, Susquehanna, Shepherd
Career Goals: Environmental Scientist
Talent: Karate Demonstration (Cherry Blossom Storm, by Hiroshi Yamaguchi)

Emily Cofer

Parents: James & Denise Cofer
College Preference: Baylor, Anderson or Liberty Univerisity
Career Goals: Musical Theater: Counselling; Speech Pathologist;
Talent: Vocal Performance (Broadway song) ("Live Out Loud" from "A Little Princess", by Andrew Lippa and Brian Crawley)

Megan Cicerone

Parents: Marcus & Nicole Cicerone
College Preference: Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Film-Scoring
Talent: Piano Solo (Linus and Lucy , by Vince Guaraldi)

Angela Beckett

Parents: Patrick & Rose Beckett
College Preference: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Career Goals: Physics, Optics, Fashion design
Talent: comedic Monologue ( The Star Spangled Girl, by Neil Simon)