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 Michigan participants for the Class of 2020.

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Maria Fields

City: Grosse Pointe Park

College Preference: University Michigan School of Engineering

Career Goals: Engineer

Talent: Monlogue 

Kate Eliot Tang

Distinguished Young Woman of Ann Arbor

City: Ann Arbor

College Preference: University of Michigan

Career Goals: Zoologist

Talent: Piano (Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum, by Claude Debussy)

Rachel Gross

Irish Hills

City: Jackson

College Preference: Michigan State University

Career Goals: Speech Pathology

Talent: Jazz Dance (Respect, by Melanie Amaro)

Rylee Clairday

Irish Hills

City: Onsted

College Preference: Eastern Michigan University or Albion College

Career Goals: Psychology

Talent: Tumbling Routine (Titanium by David Guetta, by )

Jenna Engberts

Wayne / Westland

City: westland

College Preference: University of Windsor

Career Goals: Major in Dance and Photography

Talent: Dance (Lyrical solo, by “Remedy” by Adele)

Susan Lenard


City: Westland

College Preference: West Virginia University

Career Goals: Psychiatrist // Crime Scene Investigator

Talent: Dramatic Monologue (Swimming and Diving Sound Effects, by Sound Ideas)

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