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 (Most Girls, by Hailee Steinfeld)

Kimberly Bloch


City: Ivanhoe

College Preference: Lake Area Technical Institute

Career Goals: Dental Assistant - Orthodontics

Talent: Vocal Solo (A Million Dreams , by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul )

Aunika Zheng

Minnesota At-Large

City: North Oaks

College Preference: Princeton University

Career Goals: Neurologist

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

Lydia Meier

Minnesota At-Large

City: New London

College Preference: University of Chicago or Columbia University

Career Goals: lawyer or special education teacher

Talent: original poetry (girlhood, by Lydia Meier)

Hannah Hawley

Minnesota At-Large

City: Elk River

College Preference: Berklee College of Music

Career Goals: Explore spiritual enlightenment through Improv

Talent: Music 

Zoe Bonnett

Minnesota At-Large

City: Lakeville

College Preference: University of Wisconsin Madison

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

Talent: Poetry (, by Me)

Abigail Gotham

Minnesota At-Large

City: Mendota Heights

College Preference:

Career Goals: Engineer

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

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