Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Minnesota for 2022 is Keerthana Ramanathan, from Eden Prairie.

Keerthana’s achievements include: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year Candidate • National Speech and Debate Competition Finalist • Princeton Prize in Race Relations Certificate of Accomplishment • Presidential Service Volunteering Award- Gold • Science Olympiad 12 time state medalist, National Qualifier 2021 • All State Pianist • State Model United Nations Human Rights Committee Leader • AP Scholar with Distinction • National Honor Society Executive Officer of Service • PSAT Commended Scholar

In addition, Keerthana’s activities include: Cancer Researcher at University of Minnesota • Speech Team • Model United Nations • Student Commissioner for City Government • Youth In Government/Young Democrats • National Honor Society • Synchronized Swimming • Science Olympiad • Traditional Indian Dance/Bollywood Dance • Piano
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year • National Honor Society Executive Officer of Service • Tutor Middle Schoolers through school program • Helped convert Bollywood dance team to a certified 501(3)(c) nonprofit • Elementary School Camp Counselor to increase female involvement in STEM programs

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