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 Massachusetts program. Want to participate? Apply now!

Samantha O'Hare

Distinguished Young Woman of Capeway

College Preference: Boston University, Tufts Medical
Career Goals: Veterinarian
Talent: Playing guitar and singing ("Mean", by Taylor Swift)

Emily Yeo

Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Bridgewater

Parents: Warren & Colette Yeo
College Preference: Dean College
Career Goals: My goal is to own my own studio one day.
Talent: Lyrical Dance (Close Your Eyes, by Meghan Trainor)

MinhLeigh Sullivan

Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Easthampton

Parents: David Sullivan & Catherine Hancock
College Preference: Performing Arts College Program
Career Goals: Professional Dancer and Choreography
Talent: Contemporary Jazz dance (I'm Scared by Duffy, by Alison Forance, Jacqueline Ashley, Minh Sullivan)