Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of New York for 2022 is Mary Cotter, from Rochester.

Mary’s achievements include: Penfield Town Supervisor Commendation-- Outstanding Community Service • ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) National Finalist • National Merit Scholarship Finalist • Williams College Book Award-Intellectual leadership, community service • RIT Computing Award- Excellence in Computer Science • 2022 Coca-Cola Scholar • School Record- 2000m Steeplechase • Pablo Neruda Award- Spanish language skill, National Exam Honors • Girls Varsity Outdoor Track 2019 MVP and 2021 Coaches Award • AP Scholar with Distinction

In addition, Mary’s activities include: ProjectCSGIRLS- Rochester, NY Chapter Founder, National Speaker • Student Government- President • Rochester Science and Engineering Fair- annual project submission • Captain- Girls Varsity Track and Field • Girls Who Code- School Chapter Founder • CodeX Club Founder (Computer Coding Club and competition team) • Math Team Co-Captain • TEAMS Captain (Engineering competition team) • Captain- Girls Varsity Cross Country • Girls Varsity Swimming- Most Improved Swimmer 2019
Re-run Shoes: Rochester, NY Chapter Leader- Shoe Collection Mission (6.5 years) • Finger Lakes STEM Hub: COVID-19 mask headband 3D printing at start of pandemic • Girls on the Run: mentor young girls to enjoy running, learn goal-setting skills • Red Cross of Rochester: Disaster Relief Kits for local natural disaster victims • Ronald McDonald House: can tab collection mission for past 10 years

National Sponsors