The Distinguished Young Woman of Michigan for 2020 is Maria Fields, from Grosse Pointe Park.
Maria’s achievements include: Top ten percent of class • Google Science Fair participant • Professional award from Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc. • 1st runner up in 2019 American Legion State Oratorical Contest • FIRST Robotics Deans List Semi-Finalist • Thelma Fox Murray Scholarship • Rensselaer Medal Award • Cornell Book Award Recipient • Silver medal on National Latin Exam • Terrill Newnan Scholar (Community Service)
In addition, Maria’s activities include: Genetics Club • Robotics • miRcore • Theater • Chief Editor of multilingual newspaper • Varsity Track & Fields • Playing the violin • Student Comission • Computer Science Club • Tae Kwon do
Founder of a non-profit Generate Real Opportunities and Wonder (G.R.O.W.) • Reading mentor at Center for Success • Mentor for Soar Detroit • Michigan Science Center volunteer • Beamount Hospital volunteer