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DYW Participants 5-8 announced

| March 28, 2024 1:00 AM

The Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program is slated to have 14 junior girls participants. Participants 5-8 are as follows.

Sydney McLaughlin — Participant No. 5

Sydney McLaughlin, sponsored by American Legion, is the daughter of Shane and Amanda McLaughlin. She has three brothers: Austin, Brady and Mason. 

Sydney plans to attend Texas A&M University. Sydney participates in track and she enjoys art and writing her spare time.

Modern personalities that interest Sydney are Brett Cooper and Candace Owens, and a historical figure that interests her is Abraham Lincoln. For her talent, Sydney will be playing the violin.

When asked what makes Sydney most proud of her generation she states, “I am most proud that my generation is able to adapt quickly and of our knowledge of technology. My generation was able to quickly adapt to a new style of education during the COVID-19 pandemic. This forced us to have to change the setting and format in which we learned.”

Brooke Petesch — Participant No. 6

Brooke Petesch, the daughter of Steve and Paula Petesch, is sponsored by Bonners Ferry Rotary Club. She has one sister: Sierra, and one brother: Riley. 

Brooke plans to attend University of Idaho to study Forestry. Brooke enjoys hiking and kayaking. She participates in soccer, basketball, track, leadership, and

National Honor Society. Brooke is interested by modern personalities Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Athing Mu. For her talent, Brookie will be performing a comedic skit.

When asked what makes her least proud of her generation, Brooke states, “I am least proud of my generations’ growing addictions. Specifically, I am least proud of our addiction to the internet. This addiction has created an enormous fear of “missing out” and normalized being lazy for weeks on end.”

Sydney Hinthorn — Participant No. 7

Sydney Hinthorn is sponsored by the Boundary County Middle School Leadership. She is the daughter of Travis and Kelly Hinthorn. She has two brothers: Brady and Peyton. 

Sydney plans to attend Boise State University or Oregon State University to study Exercise Science or Kinesiology. Sydney finds modern personalities Jennifer Wirth and Syndey McLaughlin-Levrone interesting.

In her spare time, Sydney enjoys hiking, working out, and shopping. She participates in basketball. For her talent, Sydney will be performing a piano and vocal performance.

When asked what makes her most proud of her generation, Sydney said “My generation had to go through the difficult time of COVID-19 and I am proud of my generation for persevering through to continue obtaining our education."

Ivy Rice — Participant No. 8

Chapter AP PEO is happy to sponsor Ivy Rice. Ivy is the daughter of Bill and Paula Rice. She has four brothers: Shane, Seth, Wade, and Charlie, and four sisters, Ava, Genoah, Laken, and Eden.

After graduation, Ivy plans to attend University of Idaho or Idaho State College to become an entrepreneur. She participates in volleyball and enjoys hiking and cooking in her spare time.

A modern personality that interests Ivy is Candace Owens, while historical figures that interest her are George Washington and St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. Ivy will be performing a self authored speech for the talent portion of the program.

When asked what makes Ivy least proud of her generation, she states, “I am least proud of our lack of manners and personal responsibility.”

The DYW program is set for April 27 at the Becker Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High School, the theme of this year’s program is “All American.”

    Brooke Petesch is participant #6 for this years Bonners Ferry DYW program.
 
 
    Sydney Hinthorn is participant #7 for this years Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Woman program.
 
 
    Ivy Rice is participant #8 for the 2024 Bonners Ferry DWY Program.