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 Tennessee At-Large participants for the Class of 2019.

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Ayla Bolton

High School: Germantown High School

College Preference: U.S. Air Force Academy

Career Goals: Pilot

Talent:  

Alyssa Champagne

High School: Gatlinburg-Pittman High School

College Preference: Vanderbilt (undergrad)- Georgetown (grad)

Career Goals: Business Law

Talent: Art (Painting, by )

Lindsey Hedrick

High School: Berean Christian High School

College Preference: Belmont University

Career Goals: Family Nurse Practitioner

Talent: Pianist (Romance Op.24 No.9 in D Flat Major, by Jean Sibelius)

Nya Johnson

High School:

College Preference: Howard University

Career Goals: Plastic Surgery

Talent: Recite a Poem  (“Still I Rise”, by Maya Angelou)

Derrine' Lewis

High School: Germantown High School

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent: Ballet 

Erica Mosby

High School:

College Preference: Vanderbilt

Career Goals: Neurosurgeon

Talent: Color guard flag routine (Song: “Flashlight”, by Jessie J.)

Aireyana Shead

High School: Kingsbury High School

College Preference: Howard University

Career Goals: Therapist

Talent: Poetry Reading ("White Papers", by Martha Collins)

Natalie Varga

High School: Notre Dame High School

College Preference: Vanderbilt University

Career Goals: Career in Math

Talent: Spoken Word (Sonnet 46, by Shakespheare)

Augusta Westhoff

High School:

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent: singing (La Mer, by Charles Trenet)

Ashley Williams

High School: Station Camp High School

College Preference:

Career Goals: Graduate with a Ph.D in Biology

Talent: Tap Dancing  (MMMbop , by Postmodern Jukebox)

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