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 Marion County participants for the Class of 2021.

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Mea Brady

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: University of Kentucky, Campbellsville University

Career Goals: Oncology Nurse

Talent: Original Poem (The Last Breath, by )

Kathryn Brady

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: University of Louisville

Career Goals: Computer Engineering

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

Josie Followell

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Healthcare Worker

Talent: Speed Painting (Charleston, by )

Cassidy Funk

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Educator/Healthcare

Talent: Snare Drum Presentation  (Boogie Down, by James Campbell)

Addison Gordon

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Dental Hygienist

Talent: Gloving Performance (Five Hours, by Deorro)

Delaney Hammond

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: Georgetown College

Career Goals: Orthodontist

Talent: Vocal Presentation  (For Good , by Stephen Schwartz )

Hannah Lanham

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Occupational Therapy

Talent: Original Gymnastics Routine (‘Downtown’ Gymnastics Floor Music, by Macklemore ft. Ryan Lewis)

Madison Marshall

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Health Psychologist

Talent: Piano Presentation (Lovely, by Billy Eilish)

Chloe Morgan

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: Campbellsville University

Career Goals: Art Teacher

Talent: Dance / Rifle Routine (Yorktown, by Hamilton: An American Musical)

Emma Peterson

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: Centre College

Career Goals: Veterinarian

Talent: Piano Presentation  (Perfect, by Ed Sheeran )

Taylor Richardson

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Mechanical Engineering

Talent: Sign Language Performance (Way Maker, by Leeland )

Karis Smith

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: University Of Kentucky

Career Goals: Cognitive Behavorial Therapist

Talent: Piano Presentation  (Let It Be, by The Beatles)

Emily Spalding

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Physical Therapist

Talent: Vocal Presentation  (Young and Beautiful, by Lana Del Rey)

Ava Spalding

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Career Goals: Dental Hygienist

Talent: Drum Performance (Truth Hurts, by Lizzo)

Victoria Thomas

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Elementary School Teacher

Talent: Vocal Presentation  (Don’t Rain on My Parade, by Barbra Streisand)

Mary Thomas

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: Eastern Kentucky University

Career Goals: Sports medicine

Talent: Lyrical dance/gymnastics (Motivational music, by )

Sophie Thomas

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Early Childhood Education

Talent: Monologue (Fire the Boys, by Gabriel Davis)

Avery Ward

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: University of Louisville

Career Goals: Psychologist

Talent: Vocal Presentation (Valerie, by By Amy Winehouse)

Audrey Wise

High School: Marion County High School

College Preference: Campbellsville University

Career Goals: Middle School Teacher

Talent: Piano Presentation  (Moonlight Sonata Op. 27 No. 2 Mov. 3, by Ludwig van Beethoven)

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