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 Lauderdale County participants for the Class of 2018.

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Sarah Benson

High School:

College Preference: UNA, UAB, WSCC, AU

Career Goals: Physical Therapist, Teacher, or Peditrician

Talent: Singing (Anna Kendrick, by )

Allison Carter

High School: Florence High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Speech Pathology

Talent: lyrical Dance 

Grace DesRuisseaux

High School: Rogers High School

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: to be a successful sports communicator

Talent: Singer (, by Leonard Cohen)

Caroline Franck

High School: Florence High School

College Preference: Troy Univeristy

Career Goals: News Reporter/Christian Speaker

Talent: Dance 

Emma Griffin

High School: Florence High School

College Preference: University of North Alabama, Auburn University

Career Goals: Veterinarian

Talent: Dance: Pointe (I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), by Sleeping at Last)

Kaylyn Hinton

High School:

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Public Relations

Talent: Singing and Playing Ukulele (Are You Lonesome Tonight?, by Elvis Presley)

Lindsey Killen

High School: Rogers High School

College Preference: University of North Alabama

Career Goals: Elementary Education with Bachelor in counseling

Talent: Dancing and Tumbling  (Land of a Thousand Dances , by )

Catherine Lambright

High School: Florence High School

College Preference: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Career Goals: OB/GYN

Talent: Poem Recitation (Emily Dickinson, by "Hope" is the thing with feathers)

Baylee Marks

High School: Brooks High School

College Preference: University of South Alabama

Career Goals: High School Teacher or Physical trainer

Talent: Contemporary Dance  (Cher - haven't seen the last of me , by )

McKinley Morris

High School: Florence High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Oncology Nurse

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Read All About It, by Emeli Sande)

Taylor Orr

High School: Shoals Christian School

College Preference: Univeristy of Alabama, University of North Alabama

Career Goals: nurse, orthadontist

Talent: Piano (Let Her Go, by Passenger)

Amy Raney

High School: Florence High School

College Preference: UAB, UNA, Auburn

Career Goals: General surgeon

Talent: Singing  (Lay Me Down, by Sam Smith)

Sydney White

High School: Florence High School

College Preference: UAB or University of Alabama

Career Goals: physical therapy

Talent: Dancing (Light Up The Sky , by Christinia Aguilera )

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