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 Franklin participants for the Class of 2020.

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Nina Balagula

High School: Franklin High School

College Preference: Tufts University

Career Goals: Wildlife Biologist/ conservationist

Talent: Martial Arts Tae-Kwon-Do  (Get Ready, by Rayelle)

Kelly Irwin

High School: Franklin High School

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Career Goals: 1st Grade Teacher

Talent: Dance  (Cough Syrup , by Glee Cast )

Samantha Katz

High School: Hopedale Jr. Sr High School

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Career Goals: Communications and Video production

Talent: Figure Skating with Poem...  

Catherine Maher

High School:

College Preference: Somewhere down south with a good law program

Career Goals: Become a lawyer and fight for justice

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Catherine Middelmann

High School: Franklin High School

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Talent: Singing (They Just Keep Moving the Line, by SMASH Cast)

Samhita Modak

High School:

College Preference: Boston University, Brown

Career Goals: Doctor (surgeon or primary physician)

Talent: Singing and Guitar (Bird Set Free, by Sia)

Emma Nicholson

High School: Franklin High School

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Career Goals: Journalism

Talent: Contemporary Ballet (Contemporary Ballet solo on pointe, by Cheryl Madeux)

Michaela Olah

High School: Franklin High School

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Medicine

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Gina Schratz

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Talent: Singing and Playing Piano (You’ve Got a Friend, by Carol King)

Cassandra Tomczak

High School: St Peter Marian

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Cassandra Tomczak

High School: Saint Peter Marian

College Preference: Somewhere in New England

Career Goals: Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Talent: Irish Dance (Warriors, by Song by Ronan Hardiman, Choreography by The Kenny Academy)

Hannah Veilleux

High School: Franklin High School

College Preference: University of New Hampshire

Career Goals: Orthodontist

Talent: Cheerleading 

Lindsey Wyner

High School: Franklin High School

College Preference:

Career Goals: Pre-Medicine, and eventually a pediatric surgeon

Talent: Jazz/ Contemporary Dance (Born this Way, by Lady Gaga)

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