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 Kansas participants for the Class of 2022.

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Jayden Brunner

City: Belleville

College Preference: The University of Kansas

Career Goals: Visual Arts Designer

Talent: Dance (I Was Here, by Beyonce)

Halle Hartner

City: Belleville

College Preference: Kansas State University

Career Goals: Real Estate Agent

Talent: Public Speaking (Women of the Year Speech, by Reese Witherspoon)

Destyni Meadows

City: Shawnee

College Preference: Pittsburg State University

Career Goals: Graphic Design

Talent: Cheer /Dance  

Vanessa Otto

City: Lenexa

College Preference: Georgia State University

Career Goals: Therapist

Talent: Singing  (Stand Up, by Cynthia Erivo)

Lydia Poe

City: Shawnee

College Preference: Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, IN)

Career Goals: Family Medicine Doctor

Talent: Piano Performance (Ballade Op. 100, No. 15, by Johann A. F. Burgmüller)

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