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 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


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)


Tram Nguyen



Parents: Huu Nguyen & Thu Le
College Preference: Culinary and Baking Universities
Career Goals: Baking and Pastry Arts; Business & Food Management


Sarah Durham



Parents: Douglas & Lisa Durham
Career Goals: STEM
Talent: Soccer Presentation


Juliana Lynch



Parents: Jack & Alison Lynch


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,
Career Goals: Environmental Scientist
Talent: Karate Demonstration


Fatima Konare



Parents: Abdoul & Dawn Konare
College Preference: Bachelor’s Degree & Masters Degree at Columbia
Career Goals: Doctor


Emily Cofer



Parents: James & Denise Cofer
College Preference: Baylor, Anderson or Liberty Univerisity
Career Goals: Theater Performance & Speech Pathology
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 (Charlie Brown , by Vince Guaraldi)


Makenzie Keepers



Parents: Louis & Meredith Keepers
College Preference: Johns Hopkins; WVU; UMD
Career Goals: Biomedical Engineering
Talent: Contemporary Dance (Drop the Game, by Flume & Chet Faker)


Angela Beckett



Parents: Patrick & Rose Beckett
College Preference: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Career Goals: Physics, Optics, Fashion design
Talent: Dramatic Monologue (Romeo and Juliet Act 3 scene 2, by William Shakespear)