Junior Miss contestants come from all walks of life, but they have one common characteristic: the desire to succeed. Each young woman receives valuable life experience through our program - relationship skills, self-confidence, and a sense of achievement. It is our goal to ensure that everyone who participates in our program has an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Below is a list of contestants for our forthcoming 2016 Distinguished Young Women of Utah- At Large . Want to participate? Apply now!



mccall rash



Parents: ERIK & kimberly RASH
College Preference: BYU-PROVO
Career Goals: STATITICIAN OR MD
Talent: SINGING (I WAS HERE, by DIANNE WARREN/BEYONCE)


McKenzie Didericksen



Parents: Dano & Kristy Didericksen
College Preference: Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah
Career Goals: Business and Photography career paths
Talent: Piano Solo (Gypsy Flamenco, by Catherine Rollin)


Kelci Maples



Parents: Bradley & Maureen Maples
College Preference: Utah State University
Career Goals: Veterinarian.
Talent: monologue (Harvey, by Mary Chase)


Katie Robbins

Distinguished Young Woman of Cottonwood Heights

Parents: Jeffery & Connie Robbins
College Preference: Utah State University or somewhere out of state.
Career Goals: Something to help/work with animals.
Talent: Vocal Presentation (Musical Theatre) (Astonishing, from Little Women, by Allen Knee, Mindi Dickstein, and Jason Howland)


Katelynn Killian

Distinguished Young Woman of Grantsville

Parents: Bruce Killian & Sandra Sadler
College Preference: Ph.D./Doctoral Degree in the Medical Field
Career Goals: Save Lives everyday and be top in my field
Talent: Contemporary Dance (Hanging by thread, by Banks)


Sophia Bagley

Distinguished Young Woman of Lehi

College Preference: Utah Valley University, or the University of Utah.
Career Goals: I would like to become a Veterinarian.
Talent: Piano Solo (Etude, Opus 10 Number 12, by Frederic Chopin)


Mary Kreutzkamp

Distinguished Young Woman of Orem

Parents: Allen & Caroline Kreutzkamp
College Preference: BYU, Univeristy of Utah, Utah State
Career Goals: Politics
Talent: Harp Solo (Baroque Flamenco, by Deborah Henson-Conant)


Emry Wride

Distinguished Young Woman of Pleasant Grove North

Parents: Lance & Tewa Wride
College Preference: Julliard, Pace or Brigham Young University
Career Goals: Dance Professor
Talent: Lyrical Dance ("Infinito Amore" , by Music -Nathan Pacheco Choreographed by Lea Tucker)


Sadie Slater

Distinguished Young Woman of Pleasant Grove West

Parents: Bradley & Kimberlee Slater
College Preference: Brigham Young University College
Career Goals: Medical License senior year, Then study medicine.
Talent: Contemporay Dance (Choreographer, by Mady Beighley)


Katie Ann Powell

Distinguished Young Woman of Sandy North

Parents: Douglas & Stephanie Powell
College Preference: University of Utah or BYU or Eastman
Career Goals: Harp performance or Science
Talent: Harp Solo (Baroque Flamenco, by Debrah Henson-Conant)


Jordan Rawlings

Distinguished Young Woman of St. George

Parents: Brock & Holly Rawlings
College Preference: University of Tennessee
Career Goals: Physical/Forensic Anthropologist
Talent: Dramatic Monologue (To This Day Project, by Shane Koyczan)