The Distinguished Young Woman of South Dakota for 2020 is Marina Strom, from Beresford.
Marina’s achievements include: 2018-2019 National Honor Society Officer • High Academic Honors • Placed 4th at State HOSA • Festival of Bands 1st Place Drumline • Festival of Bands Class A Champion • Regional Visual Arts Ceramics Winner 2018-2019 • Small Group Contest Women's Ensemble Superior Rating • 2018-2019 FCCLA Officer • South Dakota State Visual Arts Competitor 2020 •
In addition, Marina’s activities include: Volleyball • Youth Group • National Honor Society • Chamber Choir • HOSA • FCCLA • FCA • High School Bible Study • Band (percussion)
I have helped my church's week-long Vacation Bible School for the past 4 years. • I assisted and led the obstacle portion of Elementary Track and Field day. • Made tie blankets for a nearby Children's Hospital for Christmas for 2 years. • Organized high school volunteers for a local benefit for a woman with cancer.