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 Colorado participants for the Class of 2021.

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Ty'Jae Herron


City: Aurora

College Preference: UCLA

Career Goals: Psychology and performing arts

Talent: Dance (It's Time by LSD, by Myself)

Lili Shuger


City: Broomfield

College Preference: Molloy College

Career Goals: BFA in musical theatre, Broadway

Talent: Piano (Pathétique Sonata, by Ludwig van Beethoven)

Veronica Diaz

Colorado Springs

City: Colorado Springs

College Preference: university of washington

Career Goals: toxicologist or biologist

Talent: Baritone (Second Waltz, by Dmitri Shostakovich)

Jalen Gilliard

El Paso

City: Colorado Springs

College Preference: University of Miami

Career Goals: Major in chemistry or architecture

Talent: Singing (Modern Music, by Singer-Songwriter, Adele)

Madison Hays


City: Erie

College Preference: Simpson College

Career Goals: Education Degree

Talent: Slam Poetry  (Poetry, by Madison Hays)

Anoushka Sarma

Fort Collins

City: Fort Collins

College Preference: USC

Career Goals: Biological Sciences, Medical or Law

Talent: Sport- Gymnastics (Kajra Re, by Bollywood)

Brynlee Richardson


City: Greeley

College Preference: Brigham Young University

Career Goals: Criminal Justice/Performing Arts

Talent: Dance (Contemporary Pointe Piece , by Myself)

Taylor DeNeui

Highlands Ranch

City: Highlands Ranch

College Preference: Private Christian

Career Goals: Business

Talent: Singing  (Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen)

Savannah Schlenker


City: Johnstown

College Preference: Savannah College of Art and Design

Career Goals: Interior Designer/Architect

Talent: Singing (Someone to Watch Over Me, by George and Ira Gershwin)

Hannah Baumbach

Northern Colorado

City: Greeley

College Preference: University of Arkansas

Career Goals: Physician Assistant

Talent: Dance (Lyrical, by Hannah Baumbach)

Gayathri Ruthirakotti



College Preference:

Career Goals: Hematologist

Talent: Music (Indian Classical Piece- Shakti Sahita Ganapathim , by Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar)

Alison Reed

Weld County

City: Greeley

College Preference: Arizona State University, University of Colorado

Career Goals: Social Media Marketing or Elementary Education

Talent: Musical Theater Dance (Forget About the Boy, by Brittany Stringer )

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