Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Inland San Diego County for 2020 is Kimiya Ghassemzadeh, from San Diego.

Kimiya’s achievements include: Certificate of Merit Level 7 (Piano) • Invited to Perform at CM Convention (2017, 2018) • AP Scholar Award • Coach's Award (Basketball) • 100 Hours Pin Earned for Hospital Volunteering • CM Branch Honors (2017, 2018) • Scholar Athlete Award • Honor Chain (top 40 GPAs) • Nighthawk Scholar • FACE/Nighthawk Ambassador

In addition, Kimiya’s activities include: Varsity Basketball and Lacrosse • HPR Queen of Iran • Piano • 92127 Magazine Internship • EIA (k-8 tutoring club) • WHAT Center Tutor (writing help for high schoolers) • National Honor Society • HOSA Club • Hands for Honduras Club • Student Class Council
Palomar Hospital volunteering. • Father Joe's Villages volunteering. • Library volunteering and tutoring. • Volunteering at Del Norte Hoops Camps for elementary and middle school kids. • HPR Queen of Iran Community Service

The Distinguished Young Woman of Central San Diego County for 2020 is Keerthana Sundar, from San Diego.

Keerthana’s achievements include:

In addition, Keerthana’s activities include: Quiz Bowl (President) • Science Olympiad • Piano • Tennis • Academic League • Tutoring Clubs • BioUp! • NHS • Women in Science and Engineering (President) • Employee at Kumon
Student Volunteer Intern at Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital, San Diego, CA • Science Olympiad Assistant Coach at Oak Valley Middle School, San Diego, CA • Tutor for Math, Chemistry, English & Writing • Library Volunteer at 4S Ranch Library • Intern (as part of InterpreTEENS program) at the Birch Aquarium, La Jolla, CA

The Distinguished Young Woman of Greater San Diego County for 2020 is Priya Khandelwal, from San Diego.

Priya’s achievements include: Undefeated Lincoln-Douglas Debater Award (League) • 3rd Place Lincoln-Douglas Speaker Award at LCC Classic Invitational • Tournament Champion for Open Expository Speaking (League) • Rotary Youth Leadership Award • Recognized for cybersecurity achievements by Brian Maienschein • 3rd in San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup • President's Award for Educational Excellence • Varsity Athletic Award (Tennis) • NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Affiliate Honorable Mention • AP Scholar with Distinction

In addition, Priya’s activities include: Speech and Debate (NSDA, Varsity Competitor, Leadership) • Tae Kwon Do (Kukkiwon-certified 3rd dan black belt, Instructor, 9 yrs) • Tennis (Girls' Varsity Team) • Girls in Computer Science Club (Social Media Manager) • Competitive Math (UCSD San Diego Math Circle, School Club) • National Honors Society (Event Coordinator) • Photography (Personal projects and School Club) • Del Norte Science Alliance • Write articles for international peer-review science publication • Yoga
Lead Coordinator for Design 39 Campus Speech and Debate • Founder and Coach of Stone Ranch Elementary School Math Olympiad • Taught basic English and self-defense to extremely impoverished kids in India • Worked as a tennis coach to raise money for blind girls in India • LINK Crew, Writing Help and Tutoring Center, NHS, Girs in CS Outreach

The Distinguished Young Woman of Carlsbad for 2020 is Richa Upadhyay, from Carlsbad .

Richa’s achievements include: National Honor Society member • Miss Teen Carlsbad 2017 Scholarship Pageant • ROSA Academy Award Winner 2018 • Carlsbad Student Leadership Academy graduate 2017 • Student Star of the 92009 Magazine • LCC Nominated candidate for Global Leadership Connection • Member of the California Scholarship Federation • First Alternate for Girls State Program • Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) recognized • 1st place Large female Hip Hop at regional and national competitions

In addition, Richa’s activities include: Intern at Palomar Hospital • Employee at Mathnasium • Dance Captain of LCCHS Dance Team • President of Young Leaders in Healthcare Club • Active member of the House of Pacific Relations • Princess for the House of India • Social Media and Tech Manager for Key Club at school • Better Education for Women in Science and Engineering (BEWISE) member • Bollywood Dancer
A volunteer at Carlsbad Dove library for 3 summers. • A House of Pacific Relations member for the past 3 years. • Miss Teen Carlsbad 2017, scholarship pageant and community service in the city. • On Gujarati Association of San Diego 2017 youth committee with 200 hours. • High school, key club, dance events (beach cleanups, school activities, etc)

The Distinguished Young Woman of Northern San Diego County for 2020 is Sravani Duggirala, from San Diego.

Sravani’s achievements include: NCWIT Regional Affiliate Winner • • AP Scholar • • Nighthawk Student Athlete • • Honor Chain(Top 40 GPAs) • • Speech and Debate Speaker of the Year •

In addition, Sravani’s activities include: CyberPatriot • Tennis • MathCounts • Math Club Vice President • Music • Speech and Debate • LEAD SEWA • Kumon Employee • NASA Internship • Link Crew
MathCounts Coach • Tennis tournaments • National Honors Society • Math Tutoring • Writing Tutoring

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