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 2021.

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Taylor Huff

Allen County

City: Scottsville

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Architect

Talent: Colorguard Rifle Routine (Young and Beautiful, by Lana Del Ray)

Morgan Quire

Anderson County

City: Lawrenceburg

College Preference: United States Naval Academy

Career Goals: Nautical Engineer

Talent: Vocal  (Think Of Me, by Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Tristann Burks

Barren County

City: Glasgow

College Preference:

Career Goals: Become a High School Science Teacher

Talent: Tap Dance ("Black or White", by Michael Jackson )

Maiqi Qin

Bath County

City: Salt Lick

College Preference: Vanderbilt University

Career Goals: Undecided

Talent: Piano (Don't Stop Me Now, by Freddie Mercury- Queen)

Molly Demrow

Casey County

City: Liberty

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: major in broadcasting or education

Talent: playing the piano 

Shanan Fowler

Christian County

City: Hopkinsville

College Preference: University of Georgia

Career Goals: I want to go into the Country Music Industry

Talent: Singing and Playing Guitar (An Original Song, by Sophi Fowler)

Shelby Summers

Clark County

City: Winchester

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Elementary School Teacher

Talent: Dance  (lyrical, by Grace Lyon)

Lilianne Newcom

Crittenden County

City: Marion

College Preference: Eastern Kentucky University

Career Goals: To join the FBI.

Talent: ASL and Singing (Fight Song , by Rachel Platten)

Wendy Wei

Fayette County

City: Lexington

College Preference: Emory University

Career Goals: Data Scientist

Talent: Instrumental Music: Piano (Fantaisie-Impromptu, by Frédéric Chopin)

Amanda Lyons

Fleming County

City: Hillsboro

College Preference: MSU

Career Goals: To become a NICU nurse

Talent: Singing  (Blue Moon of Kentucky , by Elvis Presley )

Laken Ellis

Frankfort

City: Frankfort

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: BA in Psychology

Talent: Twirling and Levi Wand (Magic, by B.o.B.)

Lindi Compton

Green County

City: Greensburg

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Mental Health Field

Talent: Singing (Down The Via Dolorosa, by Sandi Patty)

Amadis Davis

Hardin County

City: Radcliff

College Preference:

Career Goals: Law School to become a Judge

Talent: Instrumental Music- Trumpet (Gigue from Sonata VIII, by Arcangelo Corelli)

Emma Gibson

Henderson County

City: Henderson

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Orthodontics and Dental Surgery

Talent: Monologue  ("I'm Not Scared Anymore", by The Princess Diaries )

Abigail Burczyk

Jessamine County

City: Nicholasville

College Preference: Transylvania University

Career Goals: To work for the UN

Talent: Dance  (Make it Rain, by Anya Banks and Traci Stone)

Lucy Singleton

Lincoln County

City: Waynesburg

College Preference: Bellarmine University

Career Goals: Physical Therapist

Talent: Piano (Classical-Medley , by Medley by Lucy Singleton from Phillip Wesley and Mozart )

Sophia Pascua

Louisville

City: Louisville

College Preference: Elon University

Career Goals: Actor, writer, and composer for musicals

Talent: Vocal Performance (Defying Gravity, by Stephen Schwartz)

Kathryn Brady

Marion County

City: Lebanon

College Preference: University of Louisville

Career Goals: Computer Engineering

Talent: Piano Presentation  (Never Enough (from “The Greatest Showman”), by Francesco Parrino)

Eliza Marsh

Mercer County

City: Harrodsburg

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Broadcast Journalist

Talent: Vocal Preformance (Jolene , by Dolly Parton )

Caroline Cockrell

Montgomery County

City: Jeffersonville

College Preference: Centre College

Career Goals: Veterinarian

Talent: Singing (Se tu m'ami, se sospiri, by Alessandro Parisotti)

Allison Ross

Morgan County

City: Ezel

College Preference: Bellefonte Academy of Beauty

Career Goals: Cosmetology

Talent: Singing (Make You Feel My Love, by Adele)

Brooklyn Roller

Nelson County

City: Coxs Creek

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Psychology; Child Life Specialist.

Talent: Piano (, by William Joseph)

Madalyn Dudley

Pulaski County

City: Bronston

College Preference: Vanderbilt University

Career Goals: Journalist and Public Relations Specialist

Talent: Vocal (I Could Have Danced All Night, by Julie Andrews)

Grace Welte

Rowan County

City: Morehead

College Preference: Barnard College

Career Goals: Lawyer

Talent: Clogging (The Wild Life, by Outasight)

Olivia Call

Shelby County

City: Shelbyville

College Preference: Northern Kentucky University

Career Goals: Physician Assistant

Talent: Music/Singing  (If I Were a Bell, by Guys and Dolls )

Ashlynn Flippin

Simpson County

City: Franklin

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: BSN of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner

Talent: Monologue (The Virus that Must Unite Us, by Estefany )

Audrey Young

Taylor County

City: Campbellsville

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Major in Dietetics/Masters in Physician Assistant

Talent: Piano- Rhapsody in Blue (Rhapsody in Blue, by George Gershwin)

Lauren Beauchamp

Union County

City: MORGANFIELD

College Preference: Eastern Kentucky University

Career Goals: Pharmacy

Talent: Vocal Performance (Somewhere Over the Rainbow, by Yip Harburg)

Madison Woodrum

Warren County

City: Bowling Green

College Preference: Vanderbilt University

Career Goals: Attorney at Law

Talent: Classical Piano (Moonlight Sonata, by Ludwig Van Beethoven)

Margaret Stevens

Washington County

City: Springfield

College Preference: Covenant

Career Goals: Undecided

Talent: Vocal Performance  (Gimme Gimme, by Sutton Foster)

Lily Martin

Webster County

City: Providence

College Preference: Duke University

Career Goals: Orthodontist

Talent: Jazz dance (This Will Be (An Everlasting Love), by Natalie Cole)

Kaitlyn Gray

Woodford County

City: Versailles

College Preference: Transylvania University

Career Goals: Physicians Assistant

Talent: Gymnastics Routine (The Greatest Show from The Greatest Showman, by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)

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