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 Ohio participants for the Class of 2018.

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Hannah Sabedra

Central Delaware County

City: Westerville

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Early Childhood Education

Talent: Tap Dance (Airmail Special by Nikki Yanofsky, by Suzy Kiefaber)

Annika Kanuckel-Wolfe

Distinguished Young Woman Knox County

City: Mount Vernon

College Preference: Denison University

Career Goals: Elementary Music Education

Talent: Singing (Not For the Life of Me, by Jeanine Tesori)

Skyler Yakes

Fairfield County

City: Rushville

College Preference: University of North Carolina

Career Goals: Forensic Anthropologist

Talent: Contemporary Dance (Uneven Odds, by Sleeping At Last)

Paige Barnes

Hamilton County

City: Wyoming

College Preference: Savannah College of Art and Design

Career Goals: News broadcaster

Talent: Ballet (Paquita Variation, by CCM Preparatory)

Ariana Kocab

Lake County

City: Mentor

College Preference: Ohio University Honors Tutorial College

Career Goals: PH.D. forensic anthropology with archeology minor

Talent: Twirling Baton (Handclap, by Fitz and The Tantrums)

Elizabeth Ohl

Licking County

City: Alexandria

College Preference: Vanderbilt University

Career Goals: To become a veterinarian and start my own practice

Talent: Piano (Interstellar Main Theme, by Hans Zimmerman arranged by Patrik Pietschmann)

Alexa Bader

Lucas County

City: Sylvania

College Preference: Ohio State University

Career Goals: Chemical Engineering

Talent: Baton Twirling (Footloose, by Kenny Loggins)

Meredith Lea

Mahoning County

City: Poland

College Preference: Penn State University

Career Goals: My goal is to be a journalist for the NY Times!

Talent: Piano Performance (Rhapsody in Blue, by George Gershwin)

McKenna Schwartz

Northern Delaware County

City: Westerville

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: NASA Engineer or Disney Imagineer

Talent: Vocal (Ave Maria, by Franz Schubert)

Brooke Hursh

Richland County

City: Bellville

College Preference: Florida Institute of Technology

Career Goals: astrophysics

Talent: Vocal (Blessings, by Laura Story)

Madison Allman

Ross County

City: Chillicothe

College Preference: The Ohio State University

Career Goals: Extension Education: 4-H Youth Developement

Talent: Vocal Music (How Great Thou Art, by Carrie Underwood - Rendition)

Olivia Frissora

Southern Delaware County

City: Westerville

College Preference: University of Dayton

Career Goals: Marketing

Talent: Tap Dance (The Way You Make Me Feel, by Judith Hill)

Kylie Gambone

Stark County

City: Minerva

College Preference: Ohio State

Career Goals: Defense Attorney

Talent: Vocal (Rolling in the Deep, by Adele)

Kiarra Anderson

Summit County

City: Akron

College Preference: University of Akron

Career Goals: Early Childhood Education and Intervention

Talent: Vocal (I Dreamed a Dream- Les Miserables, by )

Tiana Anthony

Trumbull County

City: Vienna

College Preference: Private University

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineer

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

Ryann Ramey

Vinton County

City: Ray

College Preference: United States Naval Academy

Career Goals: Zoologist/Wildlife Biologist

Talent: Singing (Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen)

Macie Westrick

Washington County

City: Belpre

College Preference: Ohio University

Career Goals: Psychiatrist

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Rise Up, by Andra Day )

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