Class of 2021!

While we were unable to bring our Class of 2021 participants together for an in-person experience, our incredible Liza Cotter, the 2020 New York representative, brought the participants together for “hangouts” and Life Skills Workshops over a six-week time frame. The class members were also able to meet and “rehearse” with State Choreographer, Kayla Williams, during this time.

Interviews and category evaluations were held via Zoom teleconferences with our incredible panel of judges and academic information was evaluated by our experienced Scholastic Judge beforehand.

We were very excited to be able to award $3,850 in cash awards, in addition to the many college-granted offers that all 16 of our participants may qualify to receive.

Category Awards

  • Scholastics – Mili Das, Holbrook
  • Interview – Madeline Elam, North Westchester County
  • Talent – Annie Ma, Rego Park
  • Fitness – Wenting Yu, South Westchester County
  • Self-Expression – Madeline Elam, North Westchester County

Top 8 Finalists:

  • Haley Faith Collier, Marlboro
  • Mili Das, Holbrook
  • Elinor Lemler, West Point
  • Elizabeth Moon, Wheatley Heights
  • Sakthi Muthukrishnan, Saratoga Springs
  • Amanda Rattigan, Lindenhurst
  • Kaylee Yin, Bayside
  • Wenting Yu, South Westchester County

First Honoree –  Kaylee Yin, Bayside
Distinguished Young Woman of New York for 2021 – Wenting Yu, South Westchester County

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