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 Rhode Island participants for the Class of 2023.

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Nina Finn

City: North Providence

College Preference: South Carolina State University

Career Goals: Civil Engineer

Talent: Woodworking 

Makena Petsch

City: Riverside

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Teacher

Talent: Singing (The Cup Song, by Anna Kendrick)

Sophia Sousa

City: Scituate

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Undecided

Talent: Contemporary Dance (Wolf- by Allan Rayman, by Kristen Capaldo- Jean Deluca Dance Studio)

Jade Zuena

City: North Scituate

College Preference: Roger Williams University

Career Goals: Architecture/Interior Designer

Talent: Inspirational Speech  

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