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 Oregon participants for the Class of 2021.

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Sanya Surya


City: Beaverton

College Preference: Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Guaranteed Med Program

Career Goals: Medicine: Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecologist

Talent: Bharatanatyam Fusion Dance (Dance to “Shape of You (Carnatic Mix)”, by IndianRaga)

Victoria Linne

Douglas County

City: Glide

College Preference: Umpqua Community College or Lane Community College

Career Goals: Physical Therapist

Talent: Piano Solo  (The Phantom of the Opera , by Andrew Lloyd Webber )

Esther Hudkins


City: Keizer

College Preference: OSU Cascades

Career Goals: Doctor

Talent: Irish Dancing 

Nicole Russell


City: Keizer

College Preference: Brigham Young University

Career Goals: Business, Hospitality, Tourism

Talent: Piano (Ophelia, by The Lumineers)

Leilani Morris

Marion County

City: Keizer

College Preference: Stanford University

Career Goals: Either an Anesthesiologist or an OBGYN

Talent: Tahitian  (Pehe Piti- Metua Pua, by Otea Api)

Ashley Eddy

Multnomah County

City: Portland

College Preference: UC Berkeley

Career Goals: Journalist

Talent: Singing (TBD, by TBD)

Selina Loos

Umpqua Valley

City: Roseburg

College Preference: Boston University

Career Goals: Forensic Psychologist

Talent: Dance (Painting Greys, by Emmit Fenn)

Courtney Hert

Wasco County

City: The Dalles

College Preference: Oregon State University

Career Goals: Study Orthodontia

Talent: Lyrical Dance with Tumbling  (Never Tear Us Apart, by Bishop Briggs)

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