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 Washington participants for the Class of 2021.

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Ruth Bresee


City: Coulee City

College Preference: University Abroad

Career Goals: Music or Education

Talent: Dance (, by Ten)

Molly Williams


City: Clarkston

College Preference: Washington State University

Career Goals: Accounting and Healthcare Administration

Talent: Singing Musical Theater (On My Way, by Brian Crawley & Jeanine Tesori)

Kari Largent


City: Colfax

College Preference: Baylor University

Career Goals: Speech and Language Pathologist

Talent: Piano (All of Me, by Jon Schmidt)

Josie Schultheis


City: Colton

College Preference: WSU or MSU

Career Goals: Agriculture Education or Elementary Education

Talent: Monologue (So God Made a Farmer, by Paul Harvey)

Tanya Alvarado-Castro


City: Ellensburg

College Preference: undecided

Career Goals: interior designer, dermatologist, nurse, pilot

Talent: Vocal performance  (Falling, by Harry Styles)

Tovah Brantner


City: Palouse

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Actor

Talent: Vocal and Guitar Performance (On The Radio, by Regina Spektor)

Ava Saint John


City: Ritzville

College Preference: Harvard, NNU, EWU

Career Goals: No career in mind yet, I just want to help others.

Talent: Piano (Sonata 16 in C major, by Mozart)

Emma Anderson-Johnsen


City: Mattawa

College Preference: Johns Hopkins University

Career Goals: Pediatric Surgeon

Talent: Vocal Performance (The Story, by Phil Hanseroth)

Lauren Tolley

Moses Lake

City: Moses Lake

College Preference: Brigham Young University Provo

Career Goals: Occupational Therapist

Talent: Speech 

Kelsi Benton


City: Pullman

College Preference: Arizona State University

Career Goals: Speech Pathologist

Talent: Dance (Clogging Dance , by Marielle Abbott )

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