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 Escambia County participants for the Class of 2018.

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Lakeshia Betts

High School:

College Preference: Alabama A&M

Career Goals: Nurse Practitioner

Talent: Poetry  (Ain't I a Woman , by Sojourner Truth )

Jashira Dees

High School: W. S Neal High School

College Preference: UAB/ UWF/University of Mobile

Career Goals: Dental Hygiene

Talent: Piano Solo (The Avalanche, by Stephen Heller)

Tori Knapp

High School:

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Orthopedic Surgeon

Talent: Guitar Solo (Yesterday, by The Beatles)

Alexandra Lambeth

High School: Flomaton High School

College Preference: University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Nurse anthesist

Talent: Skit (Comedy theater , by Minnie pearl )

Cassidy Murphy

High School: Escambia Academy

College Preference: University of Tennessee

Career Goals: Social Work

Talent: Musical Theatre Song (My New Philosophy , by Andrew Lippa)

Ora Nelson

High School: T.R. Miller High

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Journalist

Talent: Baton Routine (Shake It Off, by Taylor Swift)

Grace O'Bannon

High School:

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Kinesiotherapist

Talent: Singing (Defying Gravity , by Glee Cast / Cast of Wicked)

Alyssa Oglesbee

High School: Flomaton High School

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Pediatrician

Talent: Dance (Lips Are Movin' by Meghan Trainor, by )

Erin Salter

High School: W.S.Neal

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Travel Nurse

Talent: Singing (Hallelujah, by Kelley Mooney)

Victoria Sawyer

High School: Escambia Academy

College Preference: University of Mobile

Career Goals: Nursing Supervisor, Trauma floor

Talent: Lyrical Dance  (Rise Up, by Song- Andra Day, Choreography- Sandra Anderson)

Jakyra Spears

High School: T . R . Miller High School

College Preference: Alabama A&M

Career Goals: Engineering

Talent: Praise Dance (Song "Better", by Jessica Reedy)

Ta'Zure Thomas

High School:

College Preference: University Of South Alabama

Career Goals: Pediatric Nurse

Talent: Flag Twirling  

Stephanie Whatley

High School: T.R. Miller High School

College Preference: University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Business Owner

Talent: Monologue  

Keyaira Wilson

High School: Escambia County High School

College Preference: South Alabama

Career Goals: Pharmacist

Talent: Dramatic Reading (“Still I Rise” , by Maya Angelou)

Doryan Woods

High School: T.R. Miller High School

College Preference: Stillman

Career Goals: Financial Adviser

Talent: Song/ Poetry Writing 

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