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 2020.

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Ella Burch

Allen County

City: Scottsville

College Preference: Centre College

Career Goals: Speech Pathologist

Talent: Cello (Clair de Lune, by Claude Debussy)

Jade McEndree

Anderson County

City: Lawrenceburg

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Social Worker

Talent: Singing (Pippin, by Various )

Christina Grimes

Bath County

City: Owingsville

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Legal Studies

Talent: Piano (Moonlight Sonata Movement 3: Presto Agitato, by Ludwig Van Beethoven)

Reagan Earlywine

Bourbon County

City: Paris

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Dermatologist

Talent: Contemporary Dance (River, by Bishop Briggs)

Virginia Harp

Boyle County

City: Danville

College Preference: San Diego State University Honors Program

Career Goals: major in psychology; become a lawyer

Talent: dramatic interpretation (I Was There, by Sam Guzman)

Mackenzie Cundiff

Casey County

City: Dunnville

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Cosmetic Dentist

Talent: Performing Arts/ Vocal (Rise Up, by Andra Day)

Rachel Craig

Christian County

City: Hopkinsville

College Preference: Brigham Young University

Career Goals: Life/Medical Sciences

Talent: Pointe (The Spring, by Sleeping At Last)

Caroline Cuccinelli

Clark County

City: Winchester

College Preference: Campbellsville University

Career Goals: To study Political Science and become a Lawyer

Talent: Vocal Music (Time to Say Goodbye, by Sarah Brightman)

Hannah Bell

Crittenden County

City: Marion

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Chiropractor

Talent: Monologue  (Her Passion , by Hannah Bell )

Audriana León

Elliott County

City: Olive Hill

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Become a Physician

Talent: Monologue (My Little World, by Audriana León)

Angie Xiao

Fayette County

City: Lexington

College Preference: Yale University

Career Goals: Law school, International Relations

Talent: Dance (Lotus Flower, by Shuling Fister)

Summer Stevens

Fleming County

City: Hillsboro

College Preference: Morehead State University

Career Goals: MRI Technologist

Talent: Drumming (Santa Clara Vanguard 2018 show , by Paul Rennick, Sandi Rennick, and T. Hieder)

Emma Carroll

Frankfort

City: Frankfort

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Radio City Rockette & Elementary Teacher

Talent: Dance (Tap, by by Jamie Dupuis; Choreography by: Megan Dragoo )

Josie Pruitt

Green County

City: Greensburg

College Preference: University of Louisville

Career Goals: Music Therapist, Child Life Specialist

Talent: Singing  (Memory , by from Cats )

Madelyn Pressley

Henderson County

City: Henderson

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Pediatric Endocrinologist

Talent: Vocal and Flute Performance  (Stand By Me, by Ben E. King)

Kaylee Whiteman

LaRue County

City: Hodgenville

College Preference: University of Michigan

Career Goals: Musical theater and Human Resource Manager

Talent: Vocal Performance (Journey to the Past, by From Anastasia the Musical)

SaraGrace Ramlochan

Lincoln County

City: Waynesburg

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Mechanical Engineering

Talent: Vocal Performance (My Heart Will Go On , by Celine Dion)

Elif Ozyurekoglu

Louisville

City: Louisville

College Preference: Harvard University

Career Goals: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Talent: Piano and Vocal (Suddenly Seymour, by Howard Elliott Ashman / Alan Menken)

Elizabeth Palagi

Marion County

City: Lebanon

College Preference: Murray State University

Career Goals: Nursing

Talent: Vocal Presentation  (As Long As He Needs Me, by Shirley Bassy)

Angel Lawson

Menifee County

City: Wellington

College Preference: Morehead State University

Career Goals: Sonography

Talent: Monologue  (The Pledge of Allegiance, by Unknown )

Brianna Bryant

Montgomery County

City: Jeffersonville

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Veterinarian

Talent: French Horn (Nocturno Op 7, by Franz Strauss)

Lindsay Evans

Morgan County

City: West Liberty

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Talent: Martial Arts 

Ashton Lyvers

Nelson County

City: Bardstown

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Adolescent Psychiatrist

Talent: Slam Poetry  (For Teenage Girls with Trembling Hearts and Wild Ambitions, by Clementine Von Radics)

Ansley Perryman

Rowan County

City: Morehead

College Preference: Yale University

Career Goals: Diplomat

Talent: Dramatic Monologue (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams)

Margaret Skellie

Shelby County

City: Shelbyville

College Preference: Bellarmine University

Career Goals: Graphic Design and Communications

Talent: Musical Theatre (Singin' in the Rain, by Arthur Freed)

Meredith Raby

Simpson County

City: Franklin

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Environmental Science

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Titanium, by Sia, covered by Madilyn Bailey, choreographed by Carrie Cook)

Raegan Mardis

Taylor County

City: Campbellsville

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Dentistry

Talent: Original Monologue (Be You, by Raegan Mardis)

Jadelin Morrow

Trigg County

City: Cadiz

College Preference: Murray State University

Career Goals: Forensic Scientist

Talent: Archery Exhibition (Radioactive, by Imagine Dragons)

Mallory White

Union County

City: Sturgis

College Preference: Murray State University

Career Goals: First Female Commissioner of Agriculture in KY.

Talent: Monologue ("Queendom", by John Gordon)

Leah Tabor

Warren County

City: Rockfield

College Preference: Belmont University

Career Goals: Physician (Anesthesiologist)

Talent: Dance (California Dreamin’, by sung by Sia, choreographed by Amanda Clark)

Mary Medley

Washington County

City: Springfield

College Preference: Bellarmine University

Career Goals: Lawyer

Talent: Vocal Performance  (“On My Own”, by Claude- Michel Schönberg)

Natalie Austin

Webster County

City: Dixon

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Mechanical Engineer

Talent: Acrobatic Routine (Great Balls of Fire, by Jerry Lee Lewis)

Jaid Goh

Woodford County

City: Versailles

College Preference: Georgia Institute of Technology

Career Goals: Computer Science Engineering

Talent: Tap Dance  (Sing, Sing, Sing, by Benny Goodman )

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