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 Starkville participants for the Class of 2020.

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Linda Arnoldus

High School: Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Aerospace Engineer

Talent: Piano (Fur Elise, by Beethoven)

Jasmine Baker

High School: Starkville High School

College Preference: University of South Carolina

Career Goals: NFL Sports Reporter

Talent: Tumbling (Salute, by Little Mix)

Elizabeth Balzli

High School: Starkville High School

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Broadcast Journalism/Vocal Performance

Talent: Vocal Performance (A Lovely Night, by Rodgers + Hammerrstein's Cinderella)

Allyson Barefield

High School: Starkville High School

College Preference: Texas A&M

Career Goals: Accountant

Talent: Musical, Guitar (Amazing Grace, by John Newton)

Kenzie Burchfield

High School: Starkville High School

College Preference: Mississippi State University

Career Goals: Music Therapy

Talent: Singing (You Say, by Lauren Daigle)

Sylvia Fant

High School: Starkville Academy

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals:

Talent: Singing ("I Love You for Sentimental Reasons", by Nat King Cole)

Abigayle Green

High School: Starkville High School

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: ER Nursing

Talent: Musical Theatre (He Was Tall, by Rodgers & Hammerstein Cinderella)

Alyna-Marie Janus

High School: Starkville High School

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Forensic Science, Linguistics, or Directing

Talent: Contemporary Lyrical Dance  (Lovely , by Sarah Haze )

Catherine Li

High School: Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

College Preference: Yale University

Career Goals: Computer Science and Psychology Major

Talent: Piano (Anerican Prelude Number 6, by Alberto Ginastera)

Grace May

High School: Starkville High School

College Preference: Mississippi State University

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineer

Talent: Comedy (Helium, by Grace May)

Makayla Smith

High School: Starkville High School

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Be a Forensic Psychologist or Traveling Violinist

Talent: Violin (Minuet, by L. Boccherini)

Elizabeth Tomlin

High School: Starkville Highschool

College Preference: Tulane University

Career Goals: Lawyer/Congress

Talent: Piano  (Solfeggietto , by C. P. E. Bach)

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