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 Iowa At-Large participants for the Class of 2019.

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Gabriella Aguirre

High School: Liberty High School

College Preference: Iowa State University

Career Goals: Double Major in Journalism and Event Management

Talent: Contemporary Dance ("Rise Up", by Andra Day)

Emily Ash

High School: Valley High School

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Genetic counselor

Talent: Cello solo (Symphonic Variations, by Leon Boellmann)

Ella Francis

High School: New London High School

College Preference: Southeastern Community College

Career Goals: Nurse Practitioner

Talent: Dance (Warrior, by Demi Lovato)

Meghan Funk

High School: Underwood High School

College Preference: Cornell Universisty

Career Goals: Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Talent: Trumpet Solo (August Moon, by C. Deemer)

Mariana Gonzalez

High School: Eagle Grove High School

College Preference: Iowa State

Career Goals: Politician

Talent: Volleyball Demonstration (Control self-passing, by Mariana Gonzalez)

Olivia Husk

High School: Norwalk Community High School

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Psychology

Talent: Art evaluation  (Artwork evaluation/critique, by )

Grace Kiple

High School: Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School

College Preference: Undecided-Harvard, Belmont, Univ of IA, Univ of NE

Career Goals: Unsure

Talent: Singing and Playing Guitar (Made A Mistake, by Grace Kiple)

Haley Losh

High School: Valley High School

College Preference: University of Iowa

Career Goals: Doctor

Talent: Vocal Performance (Think of Me from Phantom of the Opera, by Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Cam Mears

High School: Valley High School

College Preference: Wartburg College

Career Goals: Choir Director

Talent: Vocal Performance (Il Bacio, by Luigi Arditi)

Maya Shah

High School: Valley High School

College Preference: Georgetown

Career Goals: Neurosurgeon

Talent: Classical Kathak dance  (Taal se taal mila, by A.R. Rahman )

Vicky Wang

High School: Linn-Mar High School

College Preference: University of Iowa

Career Goals: Biology Major

Talent: Wu Shu  (Pride Fighting Championship, by Single Champions Choir)

Sofia Wombacher

High School: Ankeny Centennial High School

College Preference: University of North Dakota or University of Iowa

Career Goals: Pilot

Talent: Vocal Performance (One Less Bell to Answer, by 5th Dimension)

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