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 Taylor County participants for the Class of 2018.

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Sydnee Beard

High School: Taylor County High School

College Preference: Midway University, Bellarmine PT program

Career Goals: Medical Field

Talent: Piano (Fur Elise, by Beethoven)

Mattison (Matti) Blakeman

High School: Taylor County

College Preference: UofL

Career Goals: Forensic Anthropology

Talent: Vocal 

Caitlin Bright

High School: Campbellsville High School

College Preference: University of Louisville

Career Goals: Secondary Education or Criminology

Talent: Monologue  (Tomorrow's Wish, by Wade Bradford)

Faith Gaddis

High School: Taylor County High School

College Preference: Campbellsville Univeristy

Career Goals: Pharmacist

Talent: Piano (Scherzo in D Minor, by Cornelius Gurlitt)

Sarah Grimsley

High School: Taylor County High School

College Preference: Campbellsville University

Career Goals: Nurse Practitioner

Talent: vocal (Hopelessly Devoted to You, by John Farrar )

Macaela Hansford

High School:

College Preference: Belmont University

Career Goals: Doctor of Pharmacy

Talent: Vocal/ Piano performance  (How Great Thou Art , by Carrie Underwood (version))

Madison Jones

High School: Taylor County High School

College Preference: Campbellsville University

Career Goals: Undecided

Talent: Vocal/Piano (Give Me Faith, by Elevation Worship)

Breanna Marlow

High School: Taylor County

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: undecided

Talent: Vocal (Defying Gravity, by Glee Cast Version)

Lexi Raikes

High School:

College Preference: University of Louisville

Career Goals: Environmental lawyer

Talent: Slam Poetry 

Samantha Smith

High School: Taylor County High School

College Preference: Morehead State University

Career Goals: Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Talent: Monologue (Miss Cogeniality, by )

Jenna Smith

High School: Taylor County High School

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: International Development Lawyer

Talent: Violin (Over the Rainbow, by Harold Arlen)

Lauren Williams

High School: Taylor County High School

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Pharmacist

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

Kayla Young

High School: Campbellsville High School

College Preference: University Of Louisville

Career Goals: traveling Nurse

Talent: Monologue (Madea, by Tyler Perry)

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