Participants

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 2020.

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Riley Clark

Autauga

City: Prattville

College Preference: University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Physical Therapist

Talent: Jazz Dance (Baby I’m a Star, by Prince)

Mary-Mychal O’Rourke

Baldwin

City: Spanish Fort

College Preference: The University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Pediatric Physicians Assistant

Talent: Choreographed Flag dance  (Nuvole Bianche, by Written by Ludovico Einaudi )

Hannah Sears

Bibb County

City: West Blocton

College Preference: University of West Alabama

Career Goals: Nurse Practitioner

Talent: Acrojazz (Circus Remix, by Britney Spears/ Various Artist)

Leah Bussey

Blount

City: Hayden

College Preference: Jacksonville State

Career Goals: Performer-Director of Youth Theatre

Talent: Singing (“Live Like A Warrior”, by Matishyahu )

Destiny Williams

Bullock

City: Union Springs

College Preference: Troy University

Career Goals: Pediatric Nurse

Talent: Praise Dance  (Yes , by Shenikah Glory)

Hayden Fail

Butler

City: Greenville

College Preference: University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Nurse Anesthetist

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Surprise Yourself, by Jack Garratt)

Sarah Beth Huntley

Chilton

City: Clanton

College Preference: Vanderbilt University

Career Goals: Film Writer

Talent: Piano (The Storm, by J. F. Burgmuller)

Kathryn Wigley

Choctaw

City: Gilbertown

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Business Management

Talent: Piano Solo (Toccata in D Minor, by Johann Sebastian Bach)

Mary McNider

Clarke

City: Thomasville

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Child Advocate

Talent: Vocal (What a Beautiful Name, by Hillsong Worship)

Ashley-Sinclair Curtis

Coffee

City: Enterprise

College Preference: To Be Decided

Career Goals: To Be Decided

Talent: Tap (I'm Alright, by Kenny Loggins )

Maggie Tubbs

Colbert

City: Muscle Shoals

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Optometry/Audiology

Talent: Tap Dancing (Travellin' Band, by Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Cameron Stephens

Covington County

City: Andalusia

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Pediatrician

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Jump by Cynthia Erivo, by Choreographed by Carla Birmingham / Becky Garner)

Madison McDougald

Crenshaw

City: Luverne

College Preference: Samford University, Auburn University

Career Goals: Performing Arts and Journalism

Talent: Musical Theatre (Pulled, by Andrew Lippa)

Kate-Davis Heatherly

Cullman

City: Cullman

College Preference: Louisiana State University

Career Goals: Public Relations Specialist

Talent: Acro/Jazz Dance (Keeping Your Head Up, by Birdy)

Mary Catherine Dulaney

Dale

City: Ozark

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Hospitality Management

Talent: Classical Ballet en Pointe (Man of la Mancha, by Mitch Leigh)

Brianna Miles

Dallas

City: Selma

College Preference: Florida A & M

Career Goals: Mechanical Engineering

Talent: Dance (Tap) (Rockin' Robin, by Michael Jackson)

Jessica Westmoreland

DeKalb

City: Rainsville

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Agriscience Teacher in Secondary Education

Talent: Singing and Playing Ukulele (Annie’s Song, by John Denver)

Blakley White

Elmore

City: Deatsville

College Preference: Troy University

Career Goals: Elementary Education

Talent: Vocal (This Is Me, by Benji Pasek & Justin Paul)

Ella Hart

Escambia

City: Flomaton

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Orthopedic Surgeon

Talent: Lyrical Routine (Wind Beneath My Wings, by Bette Midler)

McCain Foster

Etowah

City: Gadsden

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Child Psychologist

Talent: Dance (Contemporary) (Rescue, by Lauren Daigle)

Bailey Bolton

Franklin

City: Red Bay

College Preference: University of North Alabama

Career Goals: Elementary Education

Talent: Singing and Playing the Guitar (Jolene, by Dolly Parton)

Reagan Tolbert

Geneva

City: Slocomb

College Preference: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Career Goals: Obstetrician

Talent: Lyrical DAnce ("Your are the Reason", by Calum Scott)

Sarahbeth Wagner

Houston County

City: Dothan

College Preference: Belmont University

Career Goals: Law and Justice

Talent: Musical Theatre- Vocal (When He Sees Me, by Waitress (Sara Bareilles))

Lauren Thrasher

Jefferson

City: Hoover

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Physical Therapist

Talent: Jazz en Pointe (Canned Heat, by Jamiroquai)

Emily Butler

Lauderdale

City: Florence

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: My goal is to be a Public Relations Specialist.

Talent: Lyrical Dance (River, by Leon Bridges)

Kinley Sutton

Lawrence

City: Mount Hope

College Preference: The University of North Alabama

Career Goals: Pediatric Nursing

Talent: Singing (This Girl, by Lauren Daigle )

Kaitlyn Goodman

Lee

City: Opelika

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Nurse Practitioner in Trauma

Talent: Baton Twirling (A Little Party Never Killed Nobody, by Fergie)

Brina Harden

Limestone

City: Madison

College Preference: Georgetown University

Career Goals: Corporate Attorney

Talent: Piano (Liz on Top of the World, by Dario Marianelli)

Helen Oglesby

Lowndes

City: Lowndesboro

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Orthodontist

Talent: Speech (“Choose Joy” by Helen Oglesby, by Helen Oglesby)

Rachel Sargent

Macon County

City: Shorter

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Pre-Med/Music

Talent: Musical Performance (Somewhere Over the Rainbow, by Judy Garland)

Mary Caton Davidson

Madison

City: Madison

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Physician

Talent: Musical Theater Dance (So Much Better, by Legally Blonde)

Maria Moxey

Mobile County

City: Mobile

College Preference: Fordham University, Northwestern University or NYU

Career Goals: Concert Dance/Theoretical Physics

Talent: Rhythm Tap Dance (For Good, by Composer: Stephen Schwartz Vocalist: Idina Menzel)

Deztini Stevens

Monroe

City: Frisco City

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Mechanical Engineering and Business Management

Talent: Lyrical Ballet (I Believe , by Fantasia)

Dominique Verville

Montgomery

City: Montgomery

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Pediatric Physical Therapist

Talent: Contemporary Dance  (You Are The Reason, by Calum Scott)

Zoe Smith

Morgan

City: Decatur

College Preference: Auburn

Career Goals: Physical Therapist

Talent: Tap Dancing (Rise Up by Andra Day, by Erin Baer)

Jessica White

Pickens

City: Carrollton

College Preference: University of West Alabama

Career Goals: Elementary Education Teacher

Talent: Baton Twirling (9 to 5 , by Dolly Parton )

Isabel Robledo

Pike

City: Troy

College Preference: Troy University

Career Goals: Dual Major in Spanish and Tourism, Minor in Music

Talent: Playing piano. (Por Una Cabeza, by Carlos Gardel)

Elizabeth Mitchim

Shelby County

City: Pelham

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Pediatric Physical Therapy

Talent: Dance  (Angel by the Wings , by Lori Tombrello )

Anna Motes

St. Clair County

City: Pell City

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Speech Pathologist

Talent: Vocal/Instrumental  (Rainbow, by Kacey Musgraves)

Kyla Mckinney

Talladega

City: Sylacauga

College Preference: University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Nurse -travel Nurse & prediatric nurse

Talent: singing (Over the Rainbow, by )

Megan Harris

Tallapoosa

City: Alexander City

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Speech Pathologist

Talent: Jazz Dance (Proud Mary, by Tina Turner)

Anna Haley

Tuscaloosa

City: Northport

College Preference: Harding University

Career Goals: Computer Science/Music

Talent: Vocal Performance  (Don't Rain On My Parade, by Barbara Streisand )

Lorin ORear

Walker

City: Jasper

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Theatre Education

Talent: Vocal (Gravity , by Sara Bareillies)

Halle Dantzler

Washington

City: Chatom

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Chemical Engineering

Talent: Vocal Presentation - "9 to 5" (9 to 5, by Dolly Parton)

Jasmine Hargreaves

Wilcox

City: Camden

College Preference: University of Alabama/Troy University

Career Goals: BA in Dance / Interior Design

Talent: Lyrical Dance (The Climb, by Miley Cyrus )

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