Distinguished Young Women

Event details

  • Saturday | March 10, 2018
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • North Junior High School Auditorium N88 W16750 Garfield Dr. Menomonee Falls WI 53051




The 54th Annual Distinguished Young Women of Menomonee Falls Scholarship Program will take place Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at North Middle School. Fifteen girls from the Class of 2019 will be competing for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Menomonee Falls. Tickets are available at the door for $5.

Contestants at all levels of Distinguished Young Women are judged on scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression and physical fitness. The Optimist Club awards $3650 in scholarships and cash awards to the participants. The winner will go on to represent Menomonee Falls at the state program in August.

One of the participants is the daughter of a club member. Rohitha Punathil is the daughter of Rema Kunnath and Ratnasing Punathil. Other participants include Kailee Doherty, Kayla Francis, Shivani Ganesh, Tia Hebbring, Madeline Labott, Hannah Lucht, Kelly Maloney, Brinda Patel, Becky Perez, Jackie Plantier, Monica Repinski, Cosette Schefelker, Megan Schmeling, and Isabella Volk.

The girls have been rehearsing since late December. They have participated in practice interviews with Optimist Club members acting as judges. Thank you to Shannon Dederich, Shannon Kurtz, Bob Wenzel, Kathryn Hoff, Kathy Mattiessen, Kim Wenzel, Dave Curran, Jerry Mislang, Jim Foster, Jeanine Dederich, and Anna Listwan for judging.

Over the next two weeks girls will be visiting a nursing home to perform their talent, hanging out at an ice cream party with their Little Misses and spending many hours in rehearsal.

Please come out to North on March 10th to support these very talented young ladies.


Distinguished Young Women, March 2017

2018 Distinguished Young Woman of Menomonee Falls Priyanka Ramanathan (center), with 1st Alternate Basia Klos (right) and 2nd Alternate Mackenzie Page (left).




The mission of Distinguished Young Women is to positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent. For more information about Distinguished Young Women contact Cathy Sharkey at 262-844-1538 or visit www.DistinguishedYW.org.

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Distinguished Young Women National Site

Distinguished Young Women local site (Menomonee Falls)

Distinguished Young Women Chair: Cathy Sharkey

Distinguished Young Women Co-chair: Meg Latus