Distinguished Young Women participants come from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common: the desire to succeed. Below are the Distinguished Young Women of Alabama participants for the Class of 2019.

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Emaleigh Marchant

Bibb County

City: Woodstock

College Preference: University of West Alabama

Career Goals: Reporter and Broadcast News Analyst

Talent: Musical Theater Performance ("Journey to the Past", by "Anastasia")

Kyla Mathner

Coffee County

City: Enterprise

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Surgical Physician's Assistant

Talent: Dance (Contemporary Acro) (This is Me, by Keala Settle)

Samantha Adams

Dale County

City: Ozark

College Preference: The University of Alabama

Career Goals: Pursue a Juris Doctorate

Talent: Dance (Mash-Up, by Samantha Adams)

Katherine Andrews

Distinguished Young Woman of St. Clair County for 2019

City: Springville

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Dancer

Talent: Lyrical Dance  (The Champion , by Carrie Underwood )

Abigail Church

Mobile County

City: Mobile

College Preference: University of Mississippi

Career Goals: Neuroscientist

Talent: Pointe Dance  (Kitri's Act III Variation, by Caroline Tison)

Kaylee Knight

Monroe County

City: Monroeville

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Criminal Psychology/ Law

Talent: Monologue (“I Kissed a Boy Once” , by Wade Bradford)

Pressley Madison

Walker County

City: Jasper

College Preference: UAB

Career Goals: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Talent: Signing to Original Poem ("Hands to Communicate", by Pressley Madison)

Mary Healey


City: Wetumpka

College Preference: Troy University

Career Goals: Ministry and Theatre

Talent: Musical Theatre (What Do I Do with My Arms, by Carner and Gregor)

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