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 2022.

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Sai Akshita Saidapet

Butler County

City: Liberty Township

College Preference: Ohio State, University of Cincinnati, and Purdue.

Career Goals: Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering

Talent: Flute (Winter Spirits, by Katherine Hoover)

Isabella VanMeter

Central Franklin County

City: Columbus

College Preference: Butler University or the University of Dayton

Career Goals: research and experimental psychologist

Talent: Dance  

Brianna Hickok

Eastern Delaware County

City: Westerville

College Preference: Notre Dame

Career Goals: To become an architect

Talent: Piano/Music (The Littlest Snow Angel, by Michele McLaughlin)

Eden Lesnansky

Mahoning County

City: Youngstown

College Preference: University of Toledo

Career Goals: Cosmetic Science Design and Formulation

Talent: Vocal  (Vanilla Ice Cream , by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock )

Ellie Nuspl

Union County

City: Marysville

College Preference: Miami University

Career Goals: Physical therapy / Athletic training

Talent: Tap Dance (Wonderwall , by Paul Anka)

Cassandra Mayers

Vinton County

City: McArthur

College Preference: The Ohio State University

Career Goals: Physician Assistant

Talent: Cheer Dance (P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), by Michael Jackson)

Neha Gunda

Warren County

City: Mason

College Preference: University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University

Career Goals: Medicine, Global health

Talent: Indian Classical Dance (Pranam - The Life, by Sandhya Raju)

Hannah Bajaj

Western Delaware County

City: Powell

College Preference: Ohio State University

Career Goals: Medicine

Talent: Bollywood Dance  (Laung Lachi, by Mannat Noor)

Sofia Mendoza

Western Franklin County

City: Dublin

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent: Dance (Cut Me, by Moses Sumney)

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