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 Kentucky participants for the Class of 2019.

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Haley Snell

2019 Clark County Distinguished Young Woman

City: Winchester

College Preference: EKU / MSU / NKU

Career Goals: Undecided

Talent: Contemporary Dance (by Sia, by )

Rachel Foster

Allen County

City: Scottsville

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Physical Therapist

Talent: Poetry Recitation (I Remember, I Remember, by Thomas Hood)

Bailey Pedersen

Anderson County

City: Lawrenceburg

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Pediatrician with a Minor in Spanish

Talent: Singing and Tapping (Honey Bun from the musical South Pacific, by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II)

Martina Chapman

Bath County

City: Salt Lick

College Preference: Morehead State University

Career Goals: Medical Doctor and PhD in Research

Talent: Music- Guitar (Proud Mary, by Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Christiaan Prince

Carter County

City: Grayson

College Preference: Transylvania University or Belmont University

Career Goals: Anesthesiologist

Talent: Vocal (There's a Fire , by Adele)

Alyssa Jones

Casey County

City: Yosemite

College Preference: Eastern Kentucky University

Career Goals: Secondary Education

Talent: Gymnastics Routine (Confidence , by Demi Lovato )

Cassidy Hook

Fayette County

City: Lexington

College Preference: New York University

Career Goals: International business

Talent: Musical Theatre Dance (When He Sees Me, by Written By Sara Bareilles)

Cassia Oney

Frankfort

City: Frankfort

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: I hope to become a Registered Nurse one day.

Talent: Dance  

Grace Yates

Hardin County

City: Elizabethtown

College Preference: Uncertain right now

Career Goals: singer/songrwriter/producer, new media spec.

Talent: Songwriter/guitar (Boys Like You, by Grace Yates)

Katherine Ivie

Henderson County

City: Henderson

College Preference: Syracuse University

Career Goals: Musical Theatre and International Relations

Talent: Classical Voice (Care Selve, by George Frederic Handel)

Olivia Dale

Johnson County

City: Flatgap

College Preference: Georgetown

Career Goals: To serve

Talent: Singing (You Say, by Lauren Daigle )

Malerie Skaggs

LaRue County

City: Hodgenville

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: To be a Nurse Practitioner

Talent: Singing and playing piano (Write Your Story, by Francesca Battistelli)

Elise Hiegel

Louisville

City: Louisville

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Child Psychiatrist

Talent: Vocal (“With You”, by Ghost the Musical (David A. Stewart, Glen Ballard))

Kelly Miles

Marion County

City: Lebanon

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Attorney

Talent: Vocal Presentation 

Bryce Gooding

Montgomery County

City: Mount Sterling

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Nursing

Talent: Vocal 

Katelyn Peyton

Morgan County

City: West Liberty

College Preference: Morehead State University

Career Goals: Pediatric Dentistry

Talent: Vocal Performance (Stars , by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals)

Jordan Cross

Nelson County

City: Coxs Creek

College Preference: Bellarmine University

Career Goals: Physical Therapist

Talent: Vocal Performance (My Favorite Things, by Julie Andrews)

Claire Yates

Oldham County

City: Prospect

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Entrepreneur of a Gymnastics Training Facility

Talent: Gymnastics Routine ("Let's Get Ready to Rumble", by Jock Jams, Jackson Five, The Shadows)

Kathryn Bonney

Rowan County

City: Morehead

College Preference: Middlebury College

Career Goals: Museum Curator

Talent: Piano (Allegro con fuocco from symphony number 9, by Antonin Dvorak)

Kaitlin Bishop

Shelby County

City: Shelbyville

College Preference: University of Louisville

Career Goals: Music Therapy

Talent: Singing (Danza Danza, by Durante)

Emily Greenwell

Union County

City: Morganfield

College Preference: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Career Goals: Performer, Actress, Writer

Talent: Musical Theater Piece (“What Baking Can Do”, by Waitress)

Katherine Taylor

Washington County

City: Springfield

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Orthodontist

Talent: Piano - Rhapsody Brilliante (Rhapsody Brilliante, by Melody Bober)

Rylei Roy

Webster County

City: Dixon

College Preference: Murray State University

Career Goals: Speech-Language Pathology

Talent: Character Dance (If My Friends Could See Me Now, by Christina Applegate from Sweet Charity)

Isabella Wolfe

Woodford County

City: Versailles

College Preference: University of Cincinnati - Conservatory of Music

Career Goals: Broadway Performer; Recording Artist

Talent: Vocal Performance ("Journey to the Past", by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty )

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