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 McMinn County participants for the Class of 2019.

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Alyssa Bohannon

High School: McMinn Central High School

College Preference: Lee University

Career Goals: Elementary School Teacher

Talent: Vocal Solo (All My Hope, by Crowder)

Mary Frances Cox

High School: McMinn County High School

College Preference: Furman University

Career Goals: Physician

Talent: Dramatic Speech  

Lydia Davis

High School: McMinn Central High School

College Preference: Tennessee Wesleyan University

Career Goals: Occupational Therapy

Talent: Dance (Various Artists , by )

Emma Gunnells

High School: McMinn County High School

College Preference: Tennessee Technological University

Career Goals: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Talent: Original Monologue  (N/A, by N/A)

Zoe Harbison

High School: McMinn Central High School

College Preference: Vanderbilt/Yale/Johns Hopkins/Princeton

Career Goals: Doctor

Talent: Sign Language (So Will I , by Hillsong United)

Jaye Harris

High School: McMinn County High School

College Preference: Lee University

Career Goals: Physician's Assistant

Talent: Vocal Theatrical Solo (Popular , by Stephen Schwartz)

Abigail King

High School: Central high school of mcminn county

College Preference: Lee Unuversity

Career Goals: Minor in ASL/major in communications,journalism

Talent: American Sign Language  (Proud to be an American , by Lee Greenwood )

Emma Kovach

High School: McMinn County High School

College Preference: East Tennessee State University

Career Goals: Something in the medical field or cosmetology

Talent: Vocal Solo (Lovely, by Khalid & Billie Eilish)

Olivia Martin

High School: Mcminn County High School

College Preference:

Career Goals: Attorney

Talent: Singing  

Kaitlyn McKinney

High School: McMinn County Highschool

College Preference: Carson Newman

Career Goals: To be a successful Veterinarian or Orthopedic Dr

Talent: Vocal (“If I Ain’t Got You”, by Alicia Keys)

Maggie Montgomery

High School: McMinn County High School

College Preference:

Career Goals: love my career so much it doesn’t feel like work

Talent: Speed Painting (“Elements” , by Lindsey Stirling)

Emmalyne Rikard

High School:

College Preference: TN Wesleyan University, East TN State, or Sewanne

Career Goals: District Attorney

Talent: Song ("Man! I Feel Like A Woman!", by Shania Twain)

Jayden Schiestel

High School: McMinn County High School

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Nursing

Talent: Vocal Solo (Make You Feel My Love, by Adele)

Elizabeth Simpson

High School:

College Preference: Lee University

Career Goals: Social Media Marketing

Talent: Dance ("The Hanging Tree" The Hunger Games , by )

Ashlyn Songer

High School: McMinn County High School

College Preference: East Tennessee State University

Career Goals: Orthopedic Doctor

Talent: Piano and Tap Dancing (Great Balls of Fire, by Jerry Lee Lewis)

Miranda Tate

High School: Central High School of McMinn County

College Preference: Tennessee Weslyean University

Career Goals: Marketing Advisor

Talent: Piano (The Suite, by John Lunn)

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