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.

While we await the first of the participants, below is a list of last year's participants for Distinguished Young Women of Frederick County. Want to participate? Apply now!

Julianna Posey

Parents: Richard Posey, Jr. & Mary Posey
College Preference: UMBC, JMU, UMD, Mount St. Mary's, Hood College
Career Goals: Teacher, Nurse, Musician, Oceanographer, Pilot
Talent: Trumpet Solo (Danny Boy, by Frederic Weatherly)

Shannon Harman

Parents: John & Abbe Harman
College Preference: Florida Atlantic University, Florida State Univ.
Career Goals: Actuarial Science, Accounting, Finance
Talent: Scuba Diving

Michaela DeRosa

Parents: David & Constance DeRosa
College Preference: Four year university
Career Goals: Undecided
Talent: Monologue (30 Reasons Not To Be In A Play (Cecily), by Alan Haehnel)

Macketta Johns

Parents: MacDonald & Miatta Johns
College Preference: 4 year university
Career Goals: Successful broadcaster who also acts
Talent: Dramatic Monologue (My Real Father, by ispgroupinc)

Amy Carver

Parents: George Carver III & Lisa Carver
College Preference: Missouri State
Career Goals: Pediatric Nursing/Physician's Assistant
Talent: Jazz Dance (Mercy by Juhi, by Choreographer - Amanda Patten)

Ashia Kidd

Parents: Ernest & April Kidd
College Preference: Emory University
Career Goals: Lawyer
Talent: Liturgical Dance (Are You Listening, by Kirk Franklin)

Marissa de La Viez

Parents: Steven Perez & Ruth de La Viez
College Preference: Shenandoah University, Allegheny College, or Hood
Career Goals: Social Work or Music Therapy
Talent: Contemporary Dance (Broken, by Seether)

Breanna George

Parents: Francis & Karen George
College Preference: Duke, Penn State, John Hopkins, Georgetown
Career Goals: To pursue a career in the medical field
Talent: Piano Solo ("Immanuel", by Words & Music by Michael Card / Arr. Melody Bober)

Eva Tooley

Parents: Paul Tooley & Ann Ryan
College Preference: Georgetown University, Washington & Lee University
Career Goals: To be an accomplished journalist
Talent: Piano Solo (Atlantique Nord, by Yann Tiersen )

Kailee Unangst

Parents: Joseph & Cynthia Unangst
College Preference: Univ. of Miami,OH; Univ. of MD; Univ. of Rochester
Career Goals: Mechanical/Civil Engineer and private oboe teacher
Talent: Oboe Solo (Presto, from Concerto in D-minor for Oboe, by J. S. Bach)

Allison Voss

Distinguished Young Woman of Frederick County

Parents: James & Maren Voss
College Preference: Princeton University, Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Speech-Language Pathologist, or Cello teacher
Talent: Cello Solo ( Bach Prelude, by Johann Sebastian Bach)