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 Kentucky participants for the Class of 2018.

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Kaleigh Shaw

Allen County

City: Scottsville

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Marketing Manager

Talent: Piano/Vocal (Vienna, by Billy Joel)

Evan Kays

Anderson County

City: Lawrenceburg

College Preference: Morehead State University

Career Goals: Play soccer & Become a Physician\\\'s Assistant


Myla McGowan

Casey County

City: Liberty

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Elementary School Teacher

Talent: Singing  (Coat of Many Colors, by Dolly Parton)

Caroline Handshoe

Clark County Distinguished Young Woman

City: Winchester

College Preference: George Washington University

Career Goals: Criminal Investigator for the FBI

Talent: vocal 

Lauren Kiser


City: Frankfort

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Pediatrician

Talent: Piano (River Flows in You, by Yiruma )

Sophia Thompson

Hardin County

City: Elizabethtown

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Kindergarten Teacher

Talent: Spoken Word (I Will Wait For You , by Janette)

Alexia Trumbo

LaRue County

City: Hodgenville

College Preference: Valor Christian College

Career Goals: Worship Music

Talent: Singing  (O Mio Babbino Caro, by Puccini)

Madelyn Day

Lincoln County

City: Stanford

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Prosecuting attorney

Talent: Dance (Tap dance to "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", by Mariah Carey)

Katie Boggs


City: Louisville

College Preference: Baldwin Wallace, Pennsylvania State University

Career Goals: Major in Musical Theatre

Talent: Vocal (Think of Me, by Phantom of the Opera)

Hannah Allen

Morgan County

City: West Liberty

College Preference: Morhead State University

Career Goals: Dermatologist

Talent: Monologue  (Wicked , by )

Noelle Thompson

Shelby County

City: Simpsonville

College Preference: University of Louisville

Career Goals: Doctorate of Pharmacy/ Pharmacist

Talent: Vocal (I Want to be a Cowboy Sweetheart, by Patsy Montana)

Turner Reynolds

Woodford County

City: Versailles

College Preference: Vanderbilt

Career Goals: To become U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Talent: Piano Performance (Prelude in G-minor, by Sergei Rachmaninoff)

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