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 DeKalb County participants for the Class of 2018.

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Bethany Bares

High School: Fort Payne High School

College Preference: Auburn University / Vanderbilt

Career Goals: Medical Field

Talent: Piano  (I Giorni , by Ludovico Einaudi)

Brittany Barr

High School: Fyffe High School

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Sports Physician

Talent: Dance (Footloose, by Kenny loggins )

Joslynn Hillis

High School: Cornerstone Christian Academy

College Preference: Berkly College

Career Goals: Law School

Talent: Flute (Phantom of the Opera, by Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Ashley Morales

High School: Fort Payne High School

College Preference: Samford University

Career Goals: Speech Pathologist

Talent: Tumbling ("In The Name of Love", by Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha)

Elle Patterson

High School: Fort Payne High School

College Preference: Samford University

Career Goals: Elementary Education

Talent: Dramatic Monologue (Wizard of Oz , by L. Frank Baum)

Nadia Powell

High School: Fyffe

College Preference: NACC and University of Alabama

Career Goals: Business and Cosmetology

Talent: Tumbling ("You Can't Stop the Beat", by Hairspray the Musical)

Clancey Rice

High School: Plainview High School

College Preference: University of Alabama in Birmingham

Career Goals: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Talent: Vocal/Theatrical (Defying Gravity from Wicked, by Idina Menzel/Stephen Schwartz)

Kaitlyn Shankles

High School: Plainview

College Preference: Jacksonville State University

Career Goals: Elementary teacher

Talent: Singing (I Will Always Love You , by Whitney Houston)

Meliena Slaton

High School: Geraldine High School

College Preference: University of Tampa

Career Goals: Marine Biologist specializing in Sea Turtles

Talent: Lyrical/Contemporary Dance (Happy, by Leona Lewis)

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