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 Shelby County participants for the Class of 2023.

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Emily Brown

High School: Spain Park High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Marine biologist

Talent: Baton Twirling (Jailhouse Rock, by Elvis Presley)

Karrington Channell

High School:

College Preference: 4 year University

Career Goals: Work at a major publishing house

Talent: Tap Dance (Swing!, by Unknown)

Carrington Hodge

High School: Jefferson County Intl. Baccalaureate School

College Preference: Duke University

Career Goals: Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Talent: Jazz Solo en Pointe (Blackbird, by Scarlett Walker)

Jasmine Jones

High School: Thompson High School

College Preference: University of Alabama, Howard, Norfolk State

Career Goals: I want to become a news anchor and sports reporter

Talent: Monologue  (Monologue , by Jasmine Jones)

Salena Marino

High School: John Carroll Catholic High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Engineering and Medical School

Talent: Singing— Phantom of the Opera  (COPYRIGHT © 1986 BY WILLIAMSON MUSIC O/B/O THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP, by WORDS AND MUSIC BY CHARLES HART AND ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER )

Ellison Parker

High School: Hoover High School

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Physicians Assistant in the field of Dermatology

Talent: Jazz (Stand By Me , by Ben E. King )

Abigail Rush

High School: SHELBY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

College Preference: Carnegie Mellon University

Career Goals: Theater

Talent: Dramatic Monologue (Steel Magnolias-Graveside Scene, by Robert Harling)

Caroline Sanders

High School: Spain Park High School

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Architect or Interior Designer

Talent: Contemporary Dance (Underground , by Cody Fry)

Lindsey Scholl

High School: Spain Park High School

College Preference: Belmont University

Career Goals: Create a nonprofit organization for kids & teens

Talent: Singing (Never Enough from The Greatest Showman, by )

Laura Cavan (LC) Smith

High School: Westminster School at Oak Mountain

College Preference: Auburn University or Samford University

Career Goals: Sports Communication or Physical Therapy

Talent: Singing (Hallelujah , by Alexandra Burke )

Jada Winston

High School: Pelham High School

College Preference: University of South Alabama and Troy University

Career Goals: Real Estate or Production/Film

Talent: Cheer Routine 

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