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 2018.

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Bethany Bares

2018 Dekalb County Distinguished Young Woman

City: Mentone

College Preference: Auburn University / Vanderbilt

Career Goals: Medical Field

Talent: Piano  (I Giorni , by Ludovico Einaudi)

Isabella Jackson

Coffee County

City: Elba

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Dermatology

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Your Song, by Elton John cover sung by Ellie Goulding)

Megan Cook

Colbert County

City: tuscumbia

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Dance and Communicative Disorders

Talent: Dance (Home, by Gabrielle Aplin)

Emily Sims

Crenshaw County

City: Brantley

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Neonatologist

Talent: Jazz Dance (A Little Party Never Killed Nobody, by Fergie )

Bailey Fenn

Dale County

City: Ozark

College Preference: Chipola College

Career Goals: Sound System Director for Broadway Shows

Talent: Singing/Guitar Playing (Hallelujah , by Cloverton)

Amaya Cook

Distinguished Young Woman of Calhoun County

City: Oxford

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Speech Pathology

Talent: Dance (Jazz Routine) (I'd Rather Be Blind, by BeyoncĂ©)

Sara Stewart

Distinguished Young Woman of Chambers County

City: Waverly

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: NICU Nurse or Occupational Therapist

Talent: Lyrical Dance (I Believe in You, by Micheal Buble)

Anna Smith

Distinguished Young Woman of Chilton County

City: Clanton

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Pediatric Nursing

Talent: Piano and Song (Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen and self-modified lyrics)

Lydia Lewis

Distinguished Young Woman of Choctaw County

City: Butler

College Preference: University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Talent: Baton Twirling 

Margaret Davis

Distinguished Young Woman of Clarke County

City: Jackson

College Preference: Auburn University or Louisiana State University

Career Goals: Dentist

Talent: Tumbling  (Unstoppable, by E.S. Posthumus)

Caroline Coleman

Distinguished Young Woman of Clay County

City: Lineville

College Preference: Samford University

Career Goals: U.S. Secretary of State

Talent: Tap Dance ("All For the Best"- Godspell, by Andrea Costa)

Roxie Weaver

Distinguished Young Woman of Conecuh County

City: Evergreen

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Dentistry - Orthodontics

Talent: Jazz/Tumbling Dance ("Ease On Down The Road", by Diana Ross and Michael Jackson)

Sydney Woodard

Distinguished Young Woman of Covington County, Lillian Andrews

City: Andalusia

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Law

Talent: Flute (Dueling Banjos, by Arthur "Boogie" Smith)

Emily Pinkston

Distinguished Young Woman of Elmore County

City: Wetumpka

College Preference: Brigham Young University

Career Goals: Pathologist

Talent: Musical Theater Piece ("I Know It's Today," from Shrek the Musical, by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire)

Addie Cardwell

Distinguished Young Woman of Etowah County

City: Rainbow City

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Pediatric Dentist

Talent: Lyrical Dance ("Stop and Stare", by One Republic)

Chesley Bristow

Distinguished Young Woman of Marshall County

City: Boaz

College Preference: Lee University

Career Goals: Business Degree, Chiropractic

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

Shemeka Johnson

Distinguished Young Woman of Perry County

City: Marion Junction

College Preference: University of West Alabama

Career Goals: Athletic Trainer

Talent: Dramatic Poem (Phenomenal Woman , by Maya Angelou )

Anna May

Distinguished Young Woman of Pike County

City: Troy

College Preference: Samford University

Career Goals: Major in Human Development & Family Science

Talent: Ukulele (Can't Help Falling In Love, by Elvis Presley)

Lindsay Fincher

Distinguished Young Woman of Randolph County

City: Wedowee

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Performer on Broadway

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

Maggie Daniel

Distinguished Young Woman of Tallapoosa County

City: Alexander City, Al

College Preference: Troy University

Career Goals: Global Business

Talent: Dance 

Emee Baldwin

Distinguished Young Woman of Wilcox County

City: Houston

College Preference: University of Alabama in Hunstville

Career Goals: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Talent: Gymnastics Floor Routine 

Emily Smith

Distinguished Young Woman of Winston County

City: Camden

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Radiology

Talent: piano (Rhapsody in Blue, by George Gershwin)

Alison Bryant

Franklin County

City: Russellville

College Preference: UNA and Auburn

Career Goals: Pharmacy

Talent: Flag/Rifle Routine 

Brooke Tarrant

Jefferson County

City: Vestavia Hills

College Preference: Furman University

Career Goals: Neurologist

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Thy Will - Hillary Scott and the Scott Family, by Brooke Tarrant)

Lindsey Killen

Lauderdale County

City: Killen

College Preference: University of North Alabama

Career Goals: Elementary Education with Bachelor in counseling

Talent: Dancing and Tumbling  (Land of a Thousand Dances , by )

Eleanor Counts-Kerby

Lawrence County

City: Town Creek

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineering

Talent: Lyrical Dance ("The Promise" , by Tracey Chapman)

Maddie Wellbaum

Lee County

City: Auburn

College Preference: University of Georgia or Auburn University

Career Goals: Teacher or Nutritionist

Talent: Baton Twirling (Hey Pachuco, by Royal Crown Revue)

Jasey Black

Limestone County

City: Athens

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: I want to be an Agricultural Lobbyist.

Talent: Vocal Performance (Somewhere Over the Rainbow, by Various Artists)

Ashlie Campbell

Madison County

City: Madison

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Business

Talent: Dance (Original, by Anna Hebert)

Karoline Copeland

Mobile County

City: Mobile

College Preference: The University of Alabama

Career Goals: Veterinarian

Talent: Jazz Dance (All That Jazz, by The Glee Cast)

Mary Kathyrn Morgan

Monroe County Alabama

City: Monroeville

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Lawyer

Talent: Tap Dance (Do Your Thing, by Basement Jaxx)

Savannah Jackson

St. Clair County

City: Ragland

College Preference: University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Physical Therapy

Talent: Dance (Contemporary, by Kanaan Hammett Gay)

Emme Fraser

Washington County

City: Leroy

College Preference: Columbia University in New York

Career Goals: Astrophysicist/Astronaut

Talent: Singing with guitar (When I Look At You, by Miley Cyrus)

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