The 2014 Cudahy/South Milwaukee Distinguished Young Women Program was held on Saturday, February 23rd at the Grobschmidt Senior Center. The five participants that competed were Ashley Vander Bloomer, Nikki Schwartz, Carley Tuska, Dana Papala and Nicole Massie. Dana Papala was awarded the Michelle Smukowski Music For Life talent award for her dance performance, and was also named first alternate. The Spirit of Distinguished Young Women award went to Nikki Schwartz.
Carley Tuska, daughter of Aaron Tuska and Julie Erickson, was named Cudahy's Distinguished Young Woman. She performed the clarinet for her talent presentation. Carley is the Cudahy High School Marching Band Drum Major, the TRI-M Secretary, as well as a member of National Honor Society, jazz band, and the musical pit orchestra. She also holds a First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Her plan is to one day attend the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. Carley will represent the city of Cudahy in the Wisconsin Distinguished Young Women Program this August.
If you are interested in booking Carley for an appearance, please contact program director Dana Farber at Farbers5@earthlink.net.
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