Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Novi for 2018 is Gabriella Petrucci, from Novi.

Gabriella’s achievements include: National Honors Society member • Highest scoring dance at Dance USA regional dance competition • Scholastic All Catholic Award • Scholarship winner to Broadway Dance Center New York • Scholar Athlete • Scholarship winner to The Hollywood Summer tour • Silver Medal for Theology in Scholastic Olympics (8th gr.) • Passed grades 1-5 of Checcetti ballet • Miss Starquest Dance 2016 •

In addition, Gabriella’s activities include: Dance Company at Sheryl\'s School of Dance • Assistant Dance teacher • Mercy Varisty Dance team • Babysitter • Gymnastics and tumbling • Spanish Honor Society member • Soccer • Swim Team at the Farmington Glen in the Summer • Science Club
Dancing at Nursing homes • Sensory Stations volunteer for Kindergarten and Preschool students • PB&J Outreach volunteer • Participate in a yearly "Rake and Run" through my church • Volunteer work in the University of Michigan Athletic Department

The Distinguished Young Woman of Oakland County for 2018 is Melanie Taylor, from Birmingham.

Melanie’s achievements include: 6 Year BPS Straight-A Student • 2016/17 NHS Inductee and 2017/2018 Member • 3 Time Seaholm High School Varsity Scholar Athlete • 2017 First Place MIPA News Story • Seaholm Highlander's '17 Publisher's Award and '16 Rookie of the Year • 2017/18 Inaugural National Spanish Honors Society Inductee • 2017 Presidential Service Award Recipient • 2017 Harvard Book Award Winner • 2 Time Midot (Sportsmanship) Medal Recipient at the Maccabi Games • 2016 UDA Camp All American Dancer

In addition, Melanie’s activities include: Newspaper Editor-in-Chief (Opinion 15/16, News 16/17) • 4 Year Member and 17/18 Captain of the Maple Motion Varsity Dance Team • Dance Academy of Bloomfield Hills Senior Company (2014-Present) • Third Year Employee at Dairy Deluxe • President of Seaholm Mock Trial • Make Me a Maple Freshman Mentorship Executive Board Philanthropic Chai • Assistant Detroit Delegation Maccabi Games Dance Coach • Two Time Student Playwright for Annual One Acts Festival • Two Time Flex Conference Breakout Session Leader • Seaholm Girls Speak Up (Feminism Club)
Madricha at Temple Israel's Tyner Religious School • Derby Middle School Musical Assistant Choreographer • Make Me a Maple Halloween Candy Drive Coordinator • Vandenburg Elementary Leadership • Seaholm New Student Welcoming Committee

The Distinguished Young Woman of Northville for 2018 is Sonia Petrucci, from Northville.

Sonia’s achievements include: Religious Education Essay Winner • Perfect Attendance - Semester 1 of Junior Year • PTA Reflections Program Finalist In Art, Dance, and Writing • Accepted Into National Honor Society & Spanish National Honor Society • Co-captain Of High School Dance Team/ Captain of Summer Swim Team • Voted Onto Student Congress • Appointed Group Leader In Yearbook • Executive Board for Spanish Club • 5th In Nation At UDA National Dance Team Championships • Miss Dance At Encore Performing Arts Competition and Imagine Dance

In addition, Sonia’s activities include: Studio Dance • High School Dance Team • Student Congress • National Honor Society • Spanish Honor Society • Spanish Club • Yearbook • Summer Swim Team • Piano • Rotary Interact
Annual Charity Dance Clinic at Dance Studio • Volunteer at Northville Civic Concern • Northville Historical Society Tea Event Volunteer • Kona Wicked Halloween Run and Chocolate Run Volunteer • Empowering the Children in Dominican Republic

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