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 Nevada participants for the Class of 2021.

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Sarah Czarnecki

City: Henderson

College Preference: University of Oklahoma

Career Goals: Lawyer

Talent: Dance (The Longest Time, by Billy Joel)

Alanna Dunning

City: Las Vegas

College Preference: Western Washington University

Career Goals: Sustainability Manager

Talent: Singing (, by Alanna Dunning)

Justice Lefear

City: Las Vegas

College Preference: Prairie View A&M University

Career Goals: Juvenile Justice Counselor

Talent: Spoken Word ("Descript", by Self-Created)

Sydney Lin

City: Las Vegas

College Preference: Columbia University

Career Goals: Engineer

Talent: Vocal Performance (Think of Me, by Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Elizabeth Parker

City: Las Vegas

College Preference:

Career Goals: Music Education

Talent: Violin (Souvenir de Sarasate, by Potstock)

Melanie Plasse

City: Fallon

College Preference: University of Utah

Career Goals: Psychology and Exercise Science

Talent: Lyrical Ballet (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Jef Horne)

Giselle Strong

City: Las Vegas

College Preference: University of Southern California

Career Goals: Recording Artist, Vocal Performance

Talent: Vocal Perfromance (Freedom, by Beyonce Knowles-Carter)

Kayla Thomas

City: Henderson

College Preference: UNR

Career Goals: Animator, Writer, Voice Actress

Talent: Dancing  (Fake Love Choreography by BTS, by BTS)

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