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 2020.

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Molly Krog


City: Arco

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Discover a job that I am passionate about.

Talent: Alto saxophone (Rewrite the Stars, by Zac Efron and Zendaya)

Kimberly Bloch


City: Ivanhoe

College Preference: Augustana University

Career Goals: Medical Field

Talent: Vocal Solo (Rainbow Connection, by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher)

Lydia Meier

Minnesota At-Large

City: New London

College Preference: undecided

Career Goals: lawyer, politician, or special education teacher

Talent: poetry (girlhood, by lydia meier)

Aunika Zheng

Minnesota At-Large

City: North Oaks

College Preference: Columbia University

Career Goals: Neurologist

Talent: Piano (The Lark, by Glinka/Balakirev)

Hannah Hawley

Minnesota At-Large

City: Elk River

College Preference: Berklee College of Music

Career Goals: To spread joy playing jazz saxophone.

Talent: Music 

Abigail Gotham

Minnesota At-Large

City: Mendota Heights

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent: Singing and Playing Ukulele (I'm Yours, by Jason Mraz)

Zoe Bonnett

Minnesota At-Large

City: Lakeville

College Preference: University of Arizona

Career Goals: Many- Actress, Philanthropist, Psychologist, exc

Talent: Monologue  (And Turning and Staying , by )

Angela Cotton

Minnesota At-Large

City: Saint Paul

College Preference: Indiana University of Bloomington

Career Goals: Animal Behavior

Talent: Color Guard 

Rekiyat Agboola

Minnesota At-Large

City: Minnetonka

College Preference: Carleton, Stanford, Harvard, U of Chicago

Career Goals: Pediatrics and Law

Talent: African Dance  (Tekno- Up Tempo, by )

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