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 Minnesota participants for the Class of 2022.

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Clare Donnett


City: Annandale

College Preference: Ave Maria University

Career Goals: Nursing

Talent: Piano (Canon in D, by Johann Pachelbel)

Keerthana Ramanathan

Eden Prairie

City: Eden Prairie

College Preference: Northwestern University

Career Goals: Surgical Oncology

Talent: Classical Indian Dance (Alarippu (traditional), by )

Emma Lipinski


City: Ivanhoe

College Preference: Martin Luther College

Career Goals: Music Education

Talent: Vocal  (Let Me Sing and I'm Happy , by Irving Berlin)

Malaya Yague

Kandiyohi County

City: Willmar

College Preference: Wheaton College or Southeastern University

Career Goals: Developmental Psychology and Music Performance

Talent: Violin  (Praeludium and Allegro, by Fritz Kreisler )

Isabella Power


City: Minneapolis

College Preference: University of Minnesota and New York University

Career Goals: Business or Marketing Management

Talent: Dance (Ribs by Lorde, by Choreographed by Molly Melendy)

Diana Hultgren

Prior Lake

City: Prior Lake

College Preference: Gustavus, Augsburg, Hamline, Drake

Career Goals: Career in Psychology or Marketing

Talent: Ballet Performance (Embassy Waltz, by Dixie Rairamo)

Nimo Abdi

Saint Joseph


College Preference: NYU or College of saint Benedict and saint johns

Career Goals: Medical Doctor

Talent: Spoken word Poetry (, by Nimo(myself))

Lily Thompson


City: Spicer

College Preference: University of Wisconsin- Superior

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineer

Talent: Dance Solo (You are the Reason, by Calum Scott)

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