Participants

Distinguished Young Women participants come from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common: the desire to succeed. Below are the Distinguished Young Women of Ohio At-Large participants for the Class of 2020.

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Delora Allen

High School:

College Preference: University of Akron

Career Goals: Chemical Engineering

Talent: Piano (Classical, by Franz Liszt)

Washington Cole

High School: Columbus North International High School

College Preference: University

Career Goals: Law School

Talent:  

Lymaria Davis

High School: Maple Heights high school

College Preference:

Career Goals: Psychiatrist

Talent: Poetry 

Olivia Davis

High School: West Carrollton High School

College Preference: University of Southern Florida

Career Goals: FBI Special Agent

Talent: Singing  (Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, by Emmy Rossum )

Marina DeNunzio

High School: Shaker Heights High School

College Preference: The Ohio State University

Career Goals: Doctorate in Sports Medicine

Talent: Lyrical Dance  (Read All About It, by Emeli Sande )

Nicole Dicken

High School: Logan High School

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Pediatric Nurse

Talent:  

Diane Fambro

High School: Eastmoor Academy

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Forensic Scientist

Talent:  

Danielle Gang

High School: Sandusky High School

College Preference: Bowling Green State University

Career Goals: Advertisement marketing

Talent: Sing (Heaven Help my Heart, by Judy Kuhn )

Marissa Hauke

High School: Mount Vernon High School

College Preference: Oral Roberts University

Career Goals:

Talent: Dancing  (Is That Alright, by Lady Gaga)

Jillian Hickok

High School: Worthington Christian High School

College Preference: Hope College; Holland, MI

Career Goals: Major in Nursing; Minor in Dance

Talent: Lyrical Ballet Solo (It Don't Matter , by song performed by Rosie Thomas; choreography by Drew Burgess)

Autumn Housh

High School:

College Preference: The College of Wooster

Career Goals: Neuroscientist / Translator

Talent:  

Emma Klaus

High School: Marysville High School

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Early Childhood Education (Kindergarten Teacher)

Talent: Vocalist (Una voce poco fa, by Gioachino Rossini)

Kelly Levering

High School: Olentangy Liberty high school

College Preference:

Career Goals: Photojournalist/ English education

Talent: poetry and photography 

Ashley Longbottom

High School:

College Preference: Ohio State University

Career Goals: Environmental Science

Talent: Jazz Dance 

Michelle Lucic

High School: Mentor High School

College Preference: Harvard University

Career Goals: Foreign Services/Diplomat

Talent: Marial Arts (Forms Demonstration, by Michelle Lucic)

Susie Lynn

High School: The Upper Arlington Highschool

College Preference: The Ohio State University

Career Goals: Hospitality and Hotel Management

Talent: Dance (Ballet, by )

J'aimie McLeod

High School: Willard High School

College Preference: Howard University

Career Goals: Foreign Affairs

Talent: Vocal Performance (Audition (The Fools Who Dream), by Justin Hurwitz)

Katherine Mevis

High School: Columbus School for Girls

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Pre-Med

Talent: Tap Dance (Swish, by Marc Shaiman)

Elizabeth Mignin

High School: Archbold High School

College Preference: University of Florida

Career Goals: Biology with intentions of Pre-Medicine

Talent: Creative Storytelling 

Chloe Myers

High School: Saint Francis DeSales High School

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent:  

Lipika Narisetti

High School: Hilliard Darby High School

College Preference: Brown University

Career Goals: Neurosurgeon

Talent: Public Speaking (Transcending Beauty, by Lipika Narisetti)

Kacie Patterson

High School: Marysville High School

College Preference: The Ohio State University

Career Goals: To become a Pilot

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Closure , by Hayley Warner )

Liz Radway

High School: Indian Hill High School

College Preference:

Career Goals: Bioengineering/Philanthropy

Talent: Jazz Dance ("Sing", by Annie Lennox)

Isabelle Rice

High School: River Valley High School

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Architecture and Interior Design

Talent: vocal (She Used To Be Mine, by Sara Bareilles)

Maria Scotto di Uccio

High School:

College Preference: University of Georgia

Career Goals: Music Therapist

Talent: French Horn performance (Horn Concerto No. 3, by Amadeus Mozart)

Delanie Smith

High School: East Liverpool Jr/Sr high school

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent:  

Madelyn Smith

High School:

College Preference:

Career Goals: State 4-H Extension Educator and Program Manager

Talent:  

McKenzie Sykes

High School: Olentangy Orange High School

College Preference: Pratt Institute

Career Goals: Architecture

Talent: Dance (Musical Theater) 

Sai Soumya Vytla

High School: William Mason High School

College Preference: Harvard/Berklee

Career Goals: Cardiologist

Talent: Singing (A Song For You, by Donnie Hathaway)

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