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 Monroe County participants for the Class of 2019.

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Autumn Boger

High School: J F Shields High School

College Preference: Louisiana State University

Career Goals: Biology Pre-Med; Orthodontics

Talent: Lyrical Hip-Hop Routine (Alicia Keys, Beyonce, by )

Sky Cruise

High School: J.U. Blacksher

College Preference: Troy

Career Goals: Nurse Anesthetist


Emma Gaston

High School: Monroe Academy

College Preference: Troy University

Career Goals: Become an Occupational Therapist

Talent: Singing 

Kaylee Knight

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Mariya McMillian

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Talent: Singing (Gospel, R&B , Etc., by )

Lauren Moore

High School: Monroe Academy

College Preference: Texas A&M University

Career Goals: Veterinarian

Talent: Musical Monologue (Kindergarten Love Song, by Drew Gasparini)

Martionna Salinas

High School: Monroe County

College Preference: The University of Alabama

Career Goals: My ambition is to be a poet.

Talent: A praise dance 

Rachel Snyder

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College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Nursing

Talent: Playing the saxophone (Music of the Night, by Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Rachael Williams

High School: J.U. Blacksher High School

College Preference: Jacksonville State University

Career Goals: Music Major


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