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 Mississippi participants for the Class of 2021.

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Morgan McGlothin

Choctaw County

City: Ackerman

College Preference: University of Southern Mississippi

Career Goals: Speech-Language Pathology

Talent: Vocal (For Good , by Stephen Schwarst)

Taniya Davis-Holt

Clarke County

City: Quitman

College Preference: California State University at San Marcos

Career Goals: Neonatal Nurse

Talent: Lyrical Dance ("Rise Up", by Andra Day)

Akura Brown

Copiah County

City: hazlehurst

College Preference: Mississipi College

Career Goals: Labor and Delivery Nurse

Talent: Monologue  (Chatterbox, by Grace Woosley )

Anna Welborn

East Jackson County

City: Moss Point

College Preference: Mississippi State University

Career Goals: Journalist

Talent: Musical Theatre (Naughty from Matilda the Musical, by Tim Minchin)

Jalyssiah Ott

East Lauderdale

City: Marion

College Preference: Mississippi State University

Career Goals: Social working

Talent: acro lyrical dance routine  (Rise Up , by Andra Day )

Laney Hulbert

George

City: Lucedale

College Preference: University of Mississippi

Career Goals: Attorney

Talent: Ballet en Pointe (Victory, by Bond)

Edith Havard

Greene County

City: Lucedale

College Preference: Mississippi State

Career Goals: Business

Talent: Baton Twirling (Holding Out For a Hero, by Bonnie Tyler)

Laura Johnson

Itawamba County

City: Fulton

College Preference: AMDA

Career Goals: Acting/singing

Talent: Singing (If I Ain’t Got You , by Alicia Keys)

Lindsey Andrews

Jones County

City: Ellisville

College Preference: University of Southern Mississippi

Career Goals: OBGYN

Talent: Dance  (Closure , by Blake McGrath)

Rachael Barbieri

Lamar County

City: Hattiesburg

College Preference: University of Mississippi

Career Goals: chemical engineer

Talent: Dance (Heaven is a Place on Earth, by Katie Thompson)

Georgia Rudolph

Leake County

City: Carthage

College Preference: Mississippi State University

Career Goals: Special Needs Therapist

Talent: Vocal Presentation (Desperado, by The Eagles)

Ashley Bassett

Madison County

City: Madison

College Preference: Mississippi College

Career Goals: Pursue a career in the medical field

Talent: Piano (Whitewater Chopped Sticks, by Calvin Jones)

Hannah Watts

Marion County

City: Columbia

College Preference: University of Mississippi

Career Goals: Government Official

Talent: Speech Monologue  (Tramp for the Lord, 1978, by Corrie Ten Boon)

Mary Moran

Neshoba County

City: Philadelphia

College Preference: Mississippi State University

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineering then medical school

Talent: Piano Performance (Polonaise in G Minor, by Frederic Chopin)

Bralynn Newell

Newton County

City: Newton

College Preference: East Central \ MSU

Career Goals: Secondary Education

Talent: Vocal ("Young and Beautiful", by Lana Del Ray)

Sydney Hanson

Pascagoula

City: Pascagoula

College Preference: Mississippi State University

Career Goals: Cosmetic Dermatologist

Talent: Jazz Dance (Ain't No Sumshine , by Lido Remix)

Anna Carroll

Pearl River County

City: Carriere

College Preference: University of Southern Mississippi

Career Goals: My career goal is to be a Clinical Geneticist.

Talent: Piano Performance  (Jurassic Park Main Theme, by composed by John Williams and arranged by Patrik Pietschmann)

Anna Hillman

Perry County

City: Beaumont

College Preference: University of Mississippi

Career Goals: Anesthesiologist

Talent: Clogging (Billy Jean, by Michael Jackson)

Loren Wade

Petal

City: Petal

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Registered Nurse

Talent: Piano (L'Orage (The Storm), by Johann Burgmuller )

Shelby Tisdale

Rankin County

City: Pearl

College Preference: Duke University

Career Goals: Undecided

Talent: Spoken Word Poetry (Genesis, by Shelby Tisdale)

Hannah Horton

Scott County

City: Forest

College Preference: East Central Community College

Career Goals: Elementary Education

Talent: Singing (You Say, by Lauren Daigle)

Karli Welch

Simpson County

City: Mendenhall

College Preference: USM or UMMC.

Career Goals: Become a Nurse Practitioner or Physical Therapist

Talent: Singer (Wind Beneath My Wings, by Bette Midler)

Marley Thornton

Smith County

City: Raleigh

College Preference: Mississippi State University

Career Goals: Veterinarian

Talent: Vocal (I've Got the World on a String, by Ted Koehler)

Makenzie Stone

Starkville

City: Starkville

College Preference: Vanderbilt University

Career Goals: Dermatologist

Talent: Vocal Presentation (Journey To the Past, by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens)

Abney Pittman

Wayne County

City: Waynesboro

College Preference: The University of Mississippi

Career Goals: Doctor of Pharmacy

Talent: Speed Art (Chalk, by Self)

Evan Cain

West Jackson County

City: Ocean Springs

College Preference: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Career Goals: Pediatric Cardiologist

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Ashes, by Celine Dion)

Caroline Prewitt

West Lauderdale

City: Meridian

College Preference: Washington University in St. Louis

Career Goals: working with an international non-profit

Talent: Vocal (I See Stars from Mean Girls the Musical, by )

Chloe Weeks

Winston County

City: Louisville

College Preference: Mississippi State University

Career Goals: Pediatric Oncologist

Talent: Piano  (Whitewater Chopped Sticks , by Calvin Jones )

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