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 Houston County participants for the Class of 2023.

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Audrey Adams

High School: Rehobeth High School

College Preference: Auburn

Career Goals: Pastry Chef

Talent: Poetry  (Father Time, by Myself)

Kylie Barnes

High School: Wicksburg High School

College Preference: United States Air Force Academy

Career Goals: Flight Surgeon- Study the neuro-processing of PTSD

Talent: Speech  

Madison Bledsoe

High School: Ashford High School

College Preference: Troy State University or Aveda Institute

Career Goals: Event Planning or Cosmetology

Talent: Baton 

Mary Bridges

High School: Providence Christian School

College Preference: The University of Alabama

Career Goals: Author

Talent: Singing (Fly Me To The Moon, by Frank Sinatra (Japanese translation by Seven Moon))

Allyson Buchin

High School: Providence Christian School

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Public Relations (Evangelism/Ministry)

Talent: Musical Theatre (Watch What Happens, by Alan Menken)

Bella Capaldo

High School: Houston Academy

College Preference: Vanderbilt

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineer, Neural Engineer

Talent: Piano  (Batman, by Based on themes by Neal Hefti, Danny Elfman, and Michael Giacchino; Arranged by Rhenella Smith )

Caroline McDuffie

High School:

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Chiropractor

Talent: Playing Guitar and Singing (Cant Help Falling in Love, by Elvis)

Nora Sekeres

High School: Dothan High School

College Preference: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Career Goals: Biomedical Science

Talent: Modern Dance (Modern Dance to I'm Tired, by Labrynth, Nora Sekeres and Ashley Barrett)

Eliana Smith

High School: Dothan High School

College Preference: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Career Goals: Environmental Lawyer

Talent: Piano (Rhapsody in G minor Opus 79 Number 2, by Johannes Brahms )

Lily Woods

High School: Houston Academy

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Fashion Merchandising or Interior Design

Talent: Harp  (Scarborough Fair , by Simon and Garfunkle )

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