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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Anna Smith

Chilton County

City: Clanton

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Pediatric Nursing

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

Carmella Clarke

Distinguished Young Woman of Autauga County

City: Prattville

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Trauma Surgeon in the United States Air Force

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Listen - Beyonce, by Stephanie Jones)

Madilyn Warner

Distinguished Young Woman of Baldwin County

City: Fairhope

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Masters in Education

Talent: Monologue 

Alana Bottsford

Distinguished Young Woman of Bibb County

City: Centreville

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Adolescent Psychologist

Talent: Baton twirling routine (It Don't Mean A Thing If it Ain't Got That Swing , by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett )

Jamaya Grooms

Distinguished Young Woman of Bullock County

City: UnionSprings

College Preference: Alabama A&M University

Career Goals: Medical Doctor

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Rise Up , by Andra Day)

Hannah Schofield

Distinguished Young Woman of Butler County

City: Greenville

College Preference: Belmont University

Career Goals: Forensic Psychologist

Talent: Vocal Solo (Wayfaring Stranger , by Jack White)

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 Beyoncé)

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)

Lydia Lewis

Distinguished Young Woman of Choctaw County

City: Butler

College Preference: Huntingdon College

Career Goals: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Talent: Baton Twirling 

Margaret Davis

Distinguished Young Woman of Clarke County

City: Jackson

College Preference: Auburn University or The University of Mississippi

Career Goals: Nurse Practitioner

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 (, by Andrea Costa)

Isabella Jackson

Distinguished Young Woman of 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

Distinguished Young Woman of Colbert County

City: tuscumbia

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Dance and Communicative Disorders

Talent: Dance (Home, by Gabrielle Aplin)

Sydney Woodard

Distinguished Young Woman of Covington County

City: Andalusia

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Law

Talent: Flute (Dueling Banjos, by Arthur )

Emily Sims

Distinguished Young Woman of Crenshaw County

City: Brantley

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Neonatologist

Talent: Contemporary Dance  (Say It Again, by Frances)

Lauryn Tankersley

Distinguished Young Woman of Cullman County

City: Cullman

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Interior Design

Talent: Ballet en Pointe (Epilogue, by Justin Hurwitz)

Bailey Fenn

Distinguished Young Woman of Dale County

City: Ozark

College Preference: Chipola College

Career Goals: Sound System Director for Broadway Shows

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

Kellee Scheer

Distinguished Young Woman of Dallas County

City: Selma

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: chemical engineer

Talent: piano (Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53, by Frédéric Chopin)

Bethany Bares

Distinguished Young Woman of DeKalb County

City: Mentone

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Medical Field

Talent: Piano  (I Giorni , by Ludovico Einaudi)

Emily Pinkston

Distinguished Young Woman of Elmore County

City: Wetumpka

College Preference: Brigham Young University

Career Goals: Pathologist

Talent: Musical Theater Piece (, by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire)

Tori Knapp

Distinguished Young Woman of Escambia County

City: Brewton

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Orthopedic Surgeon

Talent: Guitar Solo (Yesterday, by The Beatles)

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)

Alison Bryant

Distinguished Young Woman of Franklin County

City: Russellville

College Preference: UNA and Auburn

Career Goals: Pharmacy

Talent: Flag/Rifle Routine 

Raeleigh Swann

Distinguished Young Woman of Henry County

City: Columbia

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Law or Wireless Engineering

Talent: Tap Dancing (Stomping at the Savoy, by Swing! The Musical)

Joneisha Carmichael

Distinguished Young Woman of Houston County

City: Dothan

College Preference: University of Southern California

Career Goals: Professional Dancer

Talent: Dance (Contemporary, by )

Brooke Tarrant

Distinguished Young Woman of 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

Distinguished Young Woman of 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

Distinguished Young Woman of Lawrence County

City: Town Creek

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineering

Talent: Musical Theatre Dance  (The Life of the Party , by Idina Menzel)

Maddie Wellbaum

Distinguished Young Woman of 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

Distinguished Young Woman of Limestone County

City: Athens

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Agricultural Lobbyist

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

Sara Carlton

Distinguished Young Woman of Lowndes County

City: Letohatchee

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Talent: Piano (Toccata, by Aram Khachaturian)

Bresia Boyd

Distinguished Young Woman of Macon County

City: Tuskegee

College Preference: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Career Goals: Dermatologist

Talent: Dance (Gotcha, by The Sapphires OST)

Ashlie Campbell

Distinguished Young Woman of Madison County

City: Madison

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Business

Talent: Jazz Dance ("Last Dance", by )

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)

Karoline Copeland

Distinguished Young Woman of 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

Distinguished Young Woman of Monroe County

City: Monroeville

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Lawyer

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

Meredith Kingry

Distinguished Young Woman of Montgomery County

City: Montgomery

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Speech-Language Pathologist

Talent: Contemporary Dance (Something in the Water, by Carrie Underwood)

Anna May

Distinguished Young Woman of Pike County

City: Troy

College Preference: Samford University

Career Goals: Major in Communication Sciences & Disorders

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 or Harvard University

Career Goals: Performer on Broadway

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

Kathryn King

Distinguished Young Woman of Shelby County

City: Hoover

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Lawyer

Talent: Piano (Heart and Soul Remix, by written by Hoagy Carmicheal, remix by Chris Vu)

Savannah Jackson

Distinguished Young Woman of St. Clair County

City: Ragland

College Preference: University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Physical Therapy

Talent: Dance (Contemporary, by Kanaan Hammett Gay)

Maggie Daniel

Distinguished Young Woman of Tallapoosa County

City: Alexander City, Al

College Preference: Troy University

Career Goals: Global Business

Talent: Jazz Dance (Tightrope, by Janelle Monae)

Ali Marshall

Distinguished Young Woman of Tuscaloosa County

City: Tuscaloosa

College Preference: Texas Christian University

Career Goals: Dance/Business

Talent: Classical Ballet (Variation from La Esmeralda, by Roger VanFleteren)

Kensley Sandlin

Distinguished Young Woman of Walker County

City: Jasper

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Musical Theatre

Talent: Vocal  (Light in the Piazza, by Adam Guettel)

Emme Fraser

Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County

City: Leroy

College Preference: Columbia University

Career Goals: Astrophysicist/Astronaut

Talent: Singing with guitar (Let It Be, by The Beatles)

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 (A Thousand Revelations, by Jorge Quintero)

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)

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