- Saturday | March 10, 2018
- 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- North Junior High School Auditorium N88 W16750 Garfield Dr. Menomonee Falls WI 53051
Twelve Menomonee Falls area high school juniors participated in the 53rd Annual Distinguished Young Women Program on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the North Middle School Auditorium. Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program for high school girls. The Optimist Club has sponsored and organized the program since 1986.
Priyanka Ramanathan was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Menomonee Falls for 2018. She will represent Menomonee Falls at the Wisconsin State Program to be held in Franklin, WI on August 5, 2017. Priyanka is the daughter of Abirami and Subbu Ramanathan of Menomonee Falls attends Brookfield East High School. She performed a classical form of Indian dance known as Bharatanatyam for her talent.
Priyanka Ramanathan, Distinguished Young Woman of Menomonee Falls for 2018, will represent Menomonee Falls at the Wisconsin State Program on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Priyanka is the daughter of Abirami and Subbu Ramanathan of Menomonee Falls and attends Brookfield East High School. She will perform a classical form of Indian dance known as Bharatanatyam for her talent.
Tickets for the 60th Distinguished Young Women of Wisconsin showcase which will be held at the South MilwaukeePerforming Art Center at 2 pm are currently on sale. The box office is open Monday‐Thursday from 10 am ‐ 4 pm. ClosedFridays. Tickets are for general admission. Doors will open at 1 pm on August 5th with show time at 2 pm. Presale prices are $22 for adults and $5 for students 18 and under. 4‐years‐old and under are free. Tickets at the door are $27 for adults and $15 for students 18 and under.
Alyssa Benning, the retiring Menomonee Falls Distinguished Young Woman of Menomonee Falls for 2017, presented a DYW Medallion to Ramanathan. She was also awarded a $2000 scholarship from the Optimist Club, jewelry from William Nordstrom Jewelers, and a 90 Day membership to the Wisconsin Athletic Club. In addition to the title, Priyanka was the winner of preliminary awards in Fitness, Self-Expression, and Talent.
Basia Klos was named 1st Alternate. She played Bach’s Prelude Number 6 in D Minor on piano for her talent portion of the program. Basia will receive a $750 scholarship from the Optimist Club and $300 cash award from Community League of Menomonee Falls. Basia was also the winner of the Scholastics Award and Be Your Best Self Essay Award.
Mackenzie Page was named 2nd Alternate. Mackenzie performed a monologue for her talent. She will receive a $250 scholarship from the Optimist Club.
Olivia Eisenhauer was the winner of the Interview Award and was voted the Spirit of Distinguished Young Women winner by her fellow contestants. Each category winner will receive a $100 cash award.
Also participating were Mary Antrim (Dominican High School), Harleen Arora, Abi Duda, Leah Kreiter, Anessa McCormick (Hamilton High School), Margaret Pomroy, Kaela Preston, and Kenzie Schmidt.
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.
Distinguished Young Women Chair: Cathy Sharkey
Distinguished Young Women Co-chair: Meg Latus