Participants

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 Nebraska participants for the Class of 2023.

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Alison Westin

Omaha At-Large

City: Elkhorn

College Preference: Public 4-year college

Career Goals: Doctor

Talent: Cheer 

Kaitlin Zahnow

Omaha At-Large

City: Papillion

College Preference: University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Career Goals: Medical Research

Talent: Dance (Lyrical/Contemporary)  (I Won't Give Up by Christina Grimmie, by Kellie Satterly )

Maggie Wadginski

Omaha At-Large

City: Omaha

College Preference: Considering University of Nebraska Lincoln

Career Goals: FBI Agent

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Dancing Without Music, by BRDGS)

Caitlin Schuette

Omaha At-Large

City: Omaha

College Preference: University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Career Goals: undecided

Talent: Lyrical Solo (Light Me Up by Ingrid Michaelson, by Choreography by Kellie Satterly)

Delaney Knight

Omaha At-Large

City: Omaha

College Preference: Purdue University

Career Goals: Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer

Talent: Dance  (Pom Dance , by Mo Klug (UNO Dance Coach))

Mikah Saub

Omaha At-Large

City: Omaha

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Music Education/Show Choir Director/Minor in Dance

Talent: Vocal Performance (Somewhere Out There, by James Ingram)

Samantha Jansen

Omaha At-Large

City: Bennington

College Preference: Undecided 4-year University

Career Goals: Leadership Role in a male-dominated field of work

Talent: Cheerleading performance  (Cheer remix , by )

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