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)

Meredith Gieske

High School: Beechwood

College Preference: Yale

Career Goals: Bone Doctor specializing in Eating Disorders

Talent: Vocal (Con te Partiro, by Francesco Sartori and Lucio Quarantotto )

Lydia Humphries

High School: University Heights Academy

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Nursing

Talent: Interpretive Song using ASL (You Make Me Brave, by Bethel)

Jessica Majors

High School: Boyle County High School

College Preference: Belmont University, Samford University

Career Goals: Become a Social Entrepreneur

Talent: Musical Theatre (Forget About the Boy from Thoroughly Modern Millie, by .)

Marlene Michel

High School: Bullitt East High School

College Preference: Berea College

Career Goals: Become a General doctor, specializing in Pediatric

Talent: Piano/Vocal (Amazing Grace, by John Newton)

Lauren Williams

High School: Taylor County High School

College Preference: Western Kentucky University

Career Goals: Pharmacist

Talent: Piano Solo (Scherzo In D Minor , by Cornelius Gurlitt )

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