Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Minneapolis for 2021 is Avery Berlowski, from Minneapolis.

Avery’s achievements include: Multiple Competitive Dance Awards • Nominated as Student Ambassador • High Honors • • • • • • •

In addition, Avery’s activities include: Competitive Dance • Studio Dance Mentor • Drawing • Painting • Creative Writing
Most my time is spent at the studio. I spend about 25 hours per week there. • I currently mentor 12 classes per week. My students ages rage from 3 to 13yr. • This is my fifth year mentoring students.

The Distinguished Young Woman of Hermantown for 2021 is Amanda Lawless, from Hermantown.

Amanda’s achievements include: National Merit Semifinalist • College Board Rural and Small Town Scholar • Scott Anderson Leadership Forum • Harvard Book Prize • Ray Pearson Writing Award • Junior Rotarian • AATG National German Exam, Gold Medalist • • •

In addition, Amanda’s activities include: Speech • Independent Art Study • Student Council • National Honor Society • Link Crew • Civility Club/Youth in Action • German Club • Track and Field • Tennis
Animal Allies Humane Society, Dog and Cat Buddy, 2018 - Present • Essentia Health, summer volunteer, childcare • Youth in Action

The Distinguished Young Woman of Lakeville for 2021 is Erin Enabnit, from Lakeville.

Erin’s achievements include: 2 Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Education Awards • Sophomore MVP • Freshman MVP • Speech All Conference Award • Lettered in Speech, Theatre, Academics • Certificate of Achievement in English and History • AP Scholar with Honor • • •

In addition, Erin’s activities include: Theatre • Matt Little for State Senate • Speech • Best Buddies • Student Council • National Honors Society • Historical Society • Faith Club • Choir • Book Club
Crew work in Forte Summer Community Theatre • Technician for Century Middle School musicals • Underdog Rescue • Matt Little for State Senate

The Distinguished Young Woman of New Brighton for 2021 is Evie Kaznessis, from New Brighton .

Evie’s achievements include: National History Day National Qualifier • National Honors Society • High Honor Roll Sophomore Year • High Honor Roll Junior Year • Varsity Lacrosse Letter • Academic Letter • Most improved varsity lacrosse player • • •

In addition, Evie’s activities include: Student Council President • GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth Association President • Varsity Lacrosse • National Honors Society • JV Basketball • Drummer • JV Soccer • LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) • National History Day (2nd in State) • Biology Club
GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth Association) • Lasallians for Equity and Peace • Feed My Starving Children • Over 70 Christan Service Hours

The Distinguished Young Woman of Eagan for 2021 is Echo Nelson, from Eagan.

Echo’s achievements include: Stanley and Marvel Chong Foundation Merit Scholar • Top Student, Eagan High School, 2017-2020 • National Honor Society • 2018 Judges' Choice Award, Chicago Taoli World Dance Competition • 2020 MN All-State Dance Team • 2018 Platinum Award, International Taoli World Cup Final • 2018 Rookie of the Year, Eagan Dance Team • 2019 Platinum Elite Award, Boston Taoli World Dance Competition • Beijing Dance Academy Teaching Certification, 2019 • 2019 Outstanding Technique, Taoli East Coast World Final

In addition, Echo’s activities include: Chinese Dance • Eagan Dance Team Captain and Choreographer • Community Dance Outreaches • NHS officer • Summer Volunteer at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Hospital • Writing a statistical research paper • University of Minnesota Talented Youth Math Program girls network • Dance consulting business
Countless community outreaches, performances, mentoring, and education programs • Feed My Starving Children volunteer • Summer Volunteer at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Hospital

The Distinguished Young Woman of Plymouth for 2021 is Hayat Abdullahi, from Plymouth.

Hayat’s achievements include: Award for qualifying and competing in Minnesota State Debate • Honors in Champlin Park • Award for winning in District Court at Youth in Government • Lettering in Debate and speech • Award for highest points awarded in our District for Debate • • • • •

In addition, Hayat’s activities include: President of Top Choir at Champlin Park • Vice-President of Student Council • Co-President of the Debate Team • Member of the National Honors Society • Founder of Youth in Government Champlin Park Division • Member of Leo Club • Currently in the Genesys Works Summer training program
I work a lot at Books for Africa • My family and I are building one of the first hospitals in Kombolcha, Ethiopia • I volunteer at Feed my Starving Children • I'm in charge of a lot of the blood drives at school

The Distinguished Young Woman of Eden Prairie for 2021 is Josie Axelson, from Eden Prairie.

Josie’s achievements include: Varsity letter in Choir • Degree of Merit and Honor in Speech Team • Multiple Varsity letters in Dance Team 4x • Leader in Events Committee National Honor Society • Officer in Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Placed 10x in Speech competitions • Qualified for 2 National Speech Competitions • Speech Captain • Leader in Choir •

In addition, Josie’s activities include: Varsity Dance Team • Church Volunteer • Track and Field • Speech Team Captain • National Honor Society • Performer in Professional Theaters and Minneapolis Feature Films • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Officer • Cultural Proficiency Union Member • Concert Choir • Lifeguard at local fitness club
Volunteer at Church - Pax Christi weekly teen choir leader and singer • Monthly volunteer at Food-packing center (Feed my Starving Children) • Student Election Judge for General Election • Various short term service opportunities connected to National Honor Society

The Distinguished Young Woman of Saint Louis Park for 2021 is Rachel Wagner, from St Louis Park.

Rachel’s achievements include: Presidential Service Award • • • • • • • • •

In addition, Rachel’s activities include: Speech • Badminton • Student Council • National Honor Society • One Act Show • Key Club • Board Game Club • Paws For A Cause • Ukulele Club • Stages Theatre Company
Dog Adoption Support. Animal Humane Society. Every other week for two years • Bingo Number Reader. Sunrise Senior Home. Every other week for one year. • Eden Praire elementary school carnivals. Four-Five carnivals a year. • Serve Meals and Sell Wreaths at my Church. Few times a year. • Help coach middle schoolers with speech. Few times a month.

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