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 Mobile County participants for the Class of 2020.

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MeKiley Breech-Francis

High School: Vigor High School

College Preference: Southern University

Career Goals: Medical Field

Talent: Dance (How Will I Know, by Neikei Dixon)

Claudia Bryan

High School: Baker High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Veterinarian

Talent: Tap Dance  (Tutti-Fruitti, by Little Richard)

Lauren Clanton

High School:

College Preference: University of Southern Mississippi

Career Goals: Dancer/Business Owner

Talent: Modern Dance (I Didn't Come This Far to Only Come This Far, by Fearless Motivation)

Rachel Culpepper

High School: Mobile Christian school

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Nurse practitioner

Talent: Color guard (Dancing with a stranger, by Sam Smith )

Madison Demming

High School: Mcgill-Toolen Catholic High School

College Preference: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Career Goals: Defense Attorney

Talent: Monologue.  (, by Noises Off)

Gracyn Gilmore

High School: Saraland High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Dentistry/Orthodontics

Talent: Lyrical dance (Oh My Soul, by Casting Crowns)

Zoe Gray

High School: Theodore High School

College Preference: University of Alabama in Birmingham

Career Goals: Trauma surgeon

Talent: Playing the saxophone (Believer, by Imagine Dragons)

Ruth Harper

High School: WP Davidson High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Physical Therapy

Talent: Singing (Think of Me, by Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Mylaysha Henderson

High School: Murphy High School

College Preference: Dillard University, Grambling University

Career Goals: Restaurant Owner and Realtor

Talent: Colorguard (Adventure Begins Here, by Nathan Lanier)

Kiera Hinton

High School: Murphy

College Preference: University of Southern Mississippi

Career Goals: Traveling nurse or physical therapist

Talent: Dance (Way You Move - Outkast, by Celi Shinn)

Baileigh Jay

High School: Satsuma High School

College Preference: University of Southern Mississippi

Career Goals: Special Education Teacher

Talent: Jazz Dance (Man of La Mancha, by Linda Eder; Choreographed by Noble Bradley)

Lauren Kent

High School: Saraland High School

College Preference: University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Accountant / Financial Planner

Talent: Jazz Dance (Mambo Iltaliano, by Ms. Ashley Funk)

Jade Madison

High School: Baker High School

College Preference: Brigham Young University

Career Goals: Professional Dancer and/or Dance Professor

Talent: Contemporary Dance (Ain't No Sunshine, by Bill Withers-Lido Remix)

Annie-Marie Marcellus

High School: Alma Bryant

College Preference: Southern Miss

Career Goals: Geriatrics Charge Nurse

Talent: Reading  (A Strong Woman vs. A Woman of strength , by Luke Easter)

Maria Moxey

High School: Davidson High School

College Preference: Fordham University, Princeton University or NYU

Career Goals: Concert Dance/Lighting Engineering & Design

Talent: Rhythm Tap Dance (For Good, by Composer: Stephen Schwartz Vocalist: Idina Menzel)

Brianna Nolen

High School: W.P. Davidson High School

College Preference: University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Nursing

Talent: Jazz Dance (, by Noble Bradley)

Tara Piggott

High School: Faith Academy

College Preference: Samford University | Southern Miss

Career Goals: Music Education, Vocal Performance

Talent: Vocal Performance (\, by Rodgers & Hammerstein)

Dejia Powell

High School: Baker High School

College Preference: University of Alabama, University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Anesthesiologist

Talent: Spoken Word (Still I Rise , by Maya Angelou )

Carli Rouse

High School: Saint Paul's Episcopal School

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Anesthesiologist

Talent: Vocal Performance (I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables, by Music by Claude-Michel Shonberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer)

Bailey Smith

High School: Saraland High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Veterinarian at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Talent: Lyrical Dance (You Say by Lauren Daigle, by Caroline Tyson)

Laney Taylor

High School: Alma Bryant High School

College Preference: The University of Southern Mississippi

Career Goals: To become a sixth grade math teacher

Talent: Jazz Dance (Big, Blonde, and Beautiful, by The Musical ‘Hairspray’)

Cassandra Taylor

High School: Baker High School

College Preference: Southern Miss or Auburn

Career Goals: Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon

Talent: Jazz Dance with Acrobatics (Sing Sing Sing, by Benny Goodman/Alan Silvestri; Choreography by Glynanne Albinger)

Alexandria Vickers

High School: Theodore High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Orthodontist

Talent: Vocal Performance (“Rainbow”, by Kacey Musgraves)

Breighanna Vigor

High School: Mary G. Montgomery

College Preference: University of Mobile

Career Goals: Nursing

Talent: Dance ("This Is Me" a lyrical jazz solo, by Mr. Glenn Jenkins)

Jalianna Weaver

High School: Faith Academy

College Preference: The University of Alabama

Career Goals: Pediatrician

Talent: Singing (Rise Up, by Audra Day)

Tasia Williams

High School: McGill-Toolen Catholic

College Preference: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Career Goals: Physician

Talent: Ballet/Contemporary  ("New Life", by Terry Devine King)

Shelby Windham

High School: St.Luke's

College Preference: UAB

Career Goals: Orthodontist

Talent: Jazz Dance  (The Greatest Show , by Hugh Jackman )

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