Participants

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 Hawaii participants for the Class of 2023.

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Misty Cruden

City: Kurtistown

College Preference: University of Michigan

Career Goals: Research Neuropsychologist

Talent: Classical Ballet (Spanish Chocolate, by Zoi Nakamura )

Erika Kwee

City: Honolulu

College Preference: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Career Goals: Mechanical Engineer, Ocean Engineer

Talent: Classical Violin (Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, by Camille Saint-Saens)

Kyra Lung

City: Honolulu

College Preference: University of Pennsylvania

Career Goals: CEO

Talent: Spoken Word 

Carlee Marcello

City: Honolulu

College Preference: USC, University of Washington

Career Goals: Social Media Manager

Talent: Contemporary Dance  (Young and Beautiful , by Lana Del Ray )

Sara Ota

City: Honolulu

College Preference: Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania

Career Goals: CEO (in technology/innovation)

Talent: Hip Hop with Off-ice jumps (Poker Face, by Lady Gaga)

Aria Saines

City: Honolulu

College Preference: Dartmouth College

Career Goals: Diplomat at the U.S State Department or Legislator

Talent: Spoken Word Poetry (Slam Poetry , by Aria Saines)

Kimiko Suyat-Okamoto

City: Honolulu

College Preference: University of Hawaii at Manoa

Career Goals: Gynecologist

Talent: Hula 

Angela Yu

City: Honolulu

College Preference: University of California Irvine, USC

Career Goals: Forensic Psychologist, Criminal Psychologist

Talent: Vocal Singing  

Felicity Zhou

City: Honolulu

College Preference: University of Southern California

Career Goals: Scientist

Talent: Spoken Word 

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