Well the big day is Saturday and today we introduce you to Distinguished Young Women participants Amy Butler, Tina Kolinski, and Ali Woodall.
Meet Amy Butler. Amy is the older sister to Michelle and Paul. She is looking to major in clarinet performance and music education and would like to attend Samford University. Amy is involved in the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin and Key Club. She will be performing a Clarinet Solo to Hommage a C.M. von Weber by Bela Kovacs. She decided to sign up for Distinguished Young Women because she wanted to get to know more girls in her grade and step a little outside of her comfort zone and try to talk to more people. Also she wanted to have an opportunity to be on stage not hiding behind my clarinet and show a whole auditorium of people who she is. She was motivated by herself to sign up for the program because she thought it sounded like fun and wanted to get herself to do something that she would normally not sign up for because she is a little on the reserved side. Amy heard about the program around school and hopes to learn more about herself and her abilities by participating in this program. She also hopes to become better friends with the other participants. Amy would like to become better at speaking in front of a lot of people because it scares her a little. She would like people to know that she pushes herself to do well in activities and school and try to break out of the shell she has created for herself.
Next we have Tina Kolinski. Tina is the daughter of Jeffrey and Susan Kolinski and sister to Janine, Julie, Jayce, Jessalyn, and Jaron. She is looking to pursue a career in Journalism/Communications and broadcasting and would like to attend Texas Christian University. Tina’s activities include Falls Sussex Youth Leadership Program, High school Gymnastics Team, High school Softball Team, High School Golf Team, Organized volunteers for FSYL blood drive, Select Softball Team "Blazers", Piano Lessons, Youth Group at Church, and Menomonee Falls Little League.
And finally we introduce you to Ali Woodall. Ali is the younger sister of Dani. She would like to become a High school history teacher and is hoping to attend UW Madison. Ali’s is involved in Varsity Cheerleading, Performing Arts, Master Singers, and Band.
There you have it – over the past few weeks we have shown you a preview of our 13 amazingly talented young ladies. On behalf of myself, the entire Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship Program committee, and the Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls we wish all of these young ladies GOOD LUCK and can’t THANK YOU enough for choosing to be a part of our program this year. Just a reminder that the program is this Saturday, February 16th with show time at 7 pm at Menomonee Falls High School Auditorium. Tickets cost $5 and available at the door. We encourage any former alumni participants from previous years Junior Miss Programs or DWY Programs from around the state to attend this show as the talent is amazing!! See you all Saturday!!