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 Ellensburg participants for the Class of 2023.

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Elin Callender-Bohman

High School: Ellensburg High School

College Preference: University of Washington

Career Goals: Doctor of Wildlife Veterinary Medicine

Talent: Singing with ASL Accompaniment (“Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again”, by Emmy Rossum)

Ila Child

High School: ELLENSBURG HS

College Preference: BYU or BYU-Idaho

Career Goals: Business owner

Talent: Speed painting to music ("He's a Pirate" (theme song, Pirates of the Caribbean), by Klaus Badelt)

Chloe Clyburn

High School: Ellensburg High School

College Preference: Utah State University

Career Goals: Large Animal Veterinarian

Talent: Marimba performance (Sonata for Violin, by Arcangelo Corelli)

Alexandra Gamache

High School: Ellensburg High School

College Preference: MIT, University of Washington

Career Goals: medical/ dental field

Talent: Violin performance  (Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 13, 3rd Mvt. , by Friedrich Seitz)

Carol Ritzenthaler

High School: Ellensburg High School

College Preference: Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Career Goals: Professional Musical Theatre performer

Talent: Singing (Ireland, by Lawrence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin)

Sailor Walker

High School: Ellensburg High School

College Preference:

Career Goals: Navy

Talent: dance routine (“Canned Heat” , by Jamiroquai)

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