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 Kentucky At-Large participants for the Class of 2018.

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Calista Buday

High School: Bethlehem High School

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Undecided

Talent: Singing (Stay, by Rhianna)

Bethany Dixon

High School: Galilean Chriatian Academy

College Preference: University of Louisville

Career Goals: Cardiothoracic Surgeon


Meredith Gieske

High School: Beechwood

College Preference: Dartmouth College

Career Goals: Bone Doctor specializing in Eating Disorders

Talent: Vocal (Standchen, by Brahams)

MaCallister Gray

High School: Madisonville North Hopkins High School

College Preference: University

Career Goals: Creative Writing

Talent: Singing (Se tu m'ami, se sospiri, by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi)

Lydia Humphries

High School: University Heights Academy

College Preference: Murray State University

Career Goals: Nursing

Talent: Interpretive Song using ASL 

Jessica Majors

High School: Boyle County High School

College Preference: Belmont University

Career Goals: Entrepreneurship

Talent: Singing (Watch What Happens from Newsies, by )

Marlene Michel

High School: Bullitt East High School

College Preference: Berea College

Career Goals: Become a General doctor, specializing in Pediatric

Talent: Singing (Oh How He Loves You and Me, by By Richard Smallwood)

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