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 Jefferson County participants for the Class of 2023.

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Jaida Bazemore

High School: Shades Valley High School

College Preference: Tuskegee University

Career Goals: Dermatologist

Talent: Vocal Solo (Hero, by Mariah Carey )

Leo Godwin

High School: Mountain Brook High School

College Preference: The George Washington University

Career Goals: National/International Broadcast Journalist

Talent: Contemporary Dance  (The Night We Met: Lord Huron, by McCall Scofield)

Olivia Kelley

High School: Hoover High School

College Preference: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Career Goals: Forensic Scientist, Crime Scene Investigator

Talent: Vocal Solo ("One Perfect Moment" from "Bring It On": The Musical, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt)

Sydney McCann

High School: Vestavia Hills High School

College Preference: University Southern California, Florida State

Career Goals: Luxury Real Estate & Interior Design Show Host

Talent: Lyrical Ballet En Pointe (Dare You To Move, by Vitamin String Quartet - Instructor Angela Walker)

Mary Virginia Miller

High School: Briarwood Christian School (BCS)

College Preference: University of Alabama or Baylor University

Career Goals: Medical Professional

Talent: Contemporary Dance (“While I Wait”, by Lincoln Brewster)

Kate Mooney

High School: John Carroll Catholic High School

College Preference: Fashion Institute of Technology

Career Goals: Fashion Marketing and Advertising

Talent: Jazz en Pointe  ("It's About That Walk" , by Shannon Denney )

Taylor Morgan

High School: Bessemer Academy

College Preference: Samford University

Career Goals: Middle/High school English teacher

Talent: Dancing (Cages, by Linnea Blakemore)

Joscelyn Peterson

High School: The Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA)

College Preference: Howard University

Career Goals: Diplomat or Computer Programmer

Talent: Vocal Solo (“Another Hundred People” from “Company”, by Stephen Sondheim)

Sarah Jane Richardson

High School: Vestavia Hills High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Educator

Talent: Tap Dance (I Could Have Danced All Night, by Dalana Moore)

Anne Stewart Rogers

High School: Hewitt-Trussville High School

College Preference: Auburn University or University of Alabama

Career Goals: Physician or English Literature Professor

Talent: Piano (Fountain In The Rain, by William Gillock)

Sarah Claire Sypeck

High School: Hoover High School

College Preference: University of Georgia or TCU

Career Goals: Sports Marketing

Talent: Classical Ballet Variation  (Bridesmaid Variation from Don Quixote, by Marius Petipa)

Ella Grace Young

High School: Hewitt-Trussville High School

College Preference: Vanderbilt University or University of Mississippi

Career Goals: Attorney or Congressional Public Policy Advisor

Talent: Piano (Solfeggietto in C Minor, by Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach)

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