The Distinguished Young Woman of Kootenai County for 2021 is Sophie Anderson, from Coeur d'Alene.
Sophie’s achievements include: Idaho Top Scholar • 1st place at District Speech • Ambassador Leader • State Drama Qualifier • 4.0+ GPA • All State Festival Participant x2 • Sunrise Rotary Student of the Month • All Northwest Festival Participant • Best Actress x2 •
In addition, Sophie’s activities include: Bridge Program • Speech and Debate • Bridge Program (Drama) • Drama • National Honor Society • Tutoring • Piano • Jazz Bus Singer • Singing • Middle School Speech and Debate Club Leader
Volunteered at the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen to help feed those in need. • Volunteered as usher at Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre • Made hygiene kits for less privileged through United Way • Made storybook puppets for donated books through United Way • Sang at retirement home during the holidays