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 Baldwin County participants for the Class of 2023.

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Savannah Crawford

High School: Daphne High School

College Preference: 4 Year College

Career Goals: Performing Arts, Cosmetology, Entrepreneur

Talent: Singing  (“Never Enough”, by Benji Pasek & Justin Paul)

Ava Dowden

High School: Alabama School of Mathematics and Science

College Preference: Vanderbilt or Wake Forest University

Career Goals: Mathematics Major

Talent: Piano Performance  (Sonatina 1959 in C Major, by Aram Khachaturian)

Kamden Eady

High School: Daphne High School

College Preference: Troy University

Career Goals: Lawyer or Business Owner

Talent: Dance (Musical Theater , by )

Elizabeth Eastman

High School: Fairhope High School

College Preference: Louisiana State University

Career Goals: Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Talent: Ballet/Jazz en Pointe (Smooth Criminal, by 2 Cellos)

Crysta Germany

High School: Foley High School

College Preference: Vanderbilt

Career Goals: Criminal Psychology

Talent: Spoken Poetry 

Molly Hagood

High School: Fairhope High School

College Preference: The University of Mississippi

Career Goals: Physician or physical therapist

Talent: Baton Twirling  (I’m Still Standing , by Elton John)

Alexis Hanrahan

High School: Elberta High School

College Preference: University of Montevallo

Career Goals: Lawyer with my own small law firm

Talent: Monologue 

Sophia Herring

High School: Spanish Fort High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Architecture

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Daisies, by Katy Perry)

Krista Hull

High School: Spanish Fort High School

College Preference: Colorado School of Mines

Career Goals: A doctorate in Astrobiology

Talent: Colorguard Flag Performance  (Ain’t No Sunshine (Lido Remix), by Bill Withers)

Kensey LaCroix

High School: Alabama School of Mathematics and Science

College Preference: Vassar or Boston University

Career Goals: Child Advocacy Lawyer

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Mayme McFarland

High School:

College Preference: Baylor University

Career Goals: Sports media

Talent: Vocal and Instrumental (One Day, by Matisyahu)

Kassey Merchant

High School: Foley High School

College Preference: University of Alabama; Auburn University

Career Goals: Global Business Marketing/International Business

Talent: Singing (“My Heart Will Go On”, by Celine Dion)

Hana Ogg

High School: Orange Beach High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Veterinarian

Talent: Japanese Interpretive (Song- Sakura Sakura- Japanese Folk Song, by unknown)

Adalyne Ojeda

High School: Snook Christian Academy

College Preference: Auburn

Career Goals: Pharmacutical

Talent: Monologue  (Poem, by Maya Angelou)

Meredith Peacock

High School: Fairhope High School

College Preference: University of Mobile

Career Goals: Teacher

Talent: Tap (Tootie Fruity/Blue Suede Shoes , by Elvis Presley)

Madison Philips

High School: Robertsdale High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Major in Dance Science

Talent: Dance - Ballet  (Gamzatti Variation from La Bayadere , by Ludwig Minkus)

Ella Rainey

High School: Bayshore Christian School

College Preference: York St. John University

Career Goals: Lawyer Working in Politics and/or Diplomacy

Talent: Ballet Variation (, by Leo Delibes)

Piper Reed

High School: Fairhope High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Veterinarian

Talent: Lyrical dance  (We Dance, by Stephanie gretzinger )

Leona Rindle

High School: Fairhope High School

College Preference: George Washington University

Career Goals: International Human Rights Lawyer

Talent: Tenor Saxophone Performance (The Girl From Ipanema , by Antonio Carlos Jobim )

Lily Rogers

High School: Daphne High School

College Preference: Mississippi State University

Career Goals: Major in Exercise Science

Talent: Jazz Dance  (Halo, by Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox)

Madisyn Smith

High School: Daphne High School

College Preference: The University of Alabama

Career Goals: Corporate law or sports marketer

Talent: Monologue  

Olivia Szymanski

High School: Baldwin County Virtual School

College Preference: Anderson College/Carnegie Mellon

Career Goals: Musical Theatre Educator

Talent: Musical Theatre Performance (What Baking Can Do, by Waitress the Musical)

Laurel Walker

High School: Fairhope High School

College Preference: Clemson University

Career Goals: Surgeon

Talent: Ballet Solo en pointe (Paquita: Variation 1: Moderato, by Composer: Ludwig Minkus; Original Choreographer: Joseph Mazilier )

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