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 participants for the Class of 2019.

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Augusta Westhoff


City: Chattanooga

College Preference: University of Notre Dame

Career Goals: Novelist/Writer

Talent: Vocal (La Mer, by Charles Trenet)

Elena Burton


City: Cleveland

College Preference: Villanova

Career Goals: Broadcasting and Film Production

Talent: Contemporary Dance (Forever, by Juliana Barwick)

Jordan Harris

Cocke County

City: Bybee

College Preference: University of South Florida

Career Goals: Professional dancer/logistics

Talent: Dance 

Kennedy Street

Cumberland Valley

City: Tullahoma

College Preference: East Tennessee State University

Career Goals: Family Nurse Practitioner

Talent: Classical Ballet (Varation from Coppelia, by Leo Delibes)

Mackenzie Arant

Franklin County

City: Winchester

College Preference: Southern Adventist University

Career Goals: Engineer

Talent: piano (Music Box Dancer , by Frank Mills )

Alyssa Champagne


City: Sevierville

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

Career Goals: Business Law

Talent: Art (Painting, by )

Ayla Bolton


City: Memphis

College Preference: U.S. Air Force Academy

Career Goals: Pilot


Natalie Varga

Hamilton County

City: Chattanooga

College Preference: Vanderbilt University

Career Goals: Career in Math

Talent: Spoken Word (Sonnet 46, by Shakespheare)

Rachel Scheffer

Loudon County

City: Lenoir City

College Preference: Milligan College

Career Goals: Engineer

Talent: Vocal (What Mercy Did For Me, by People and Songs)

Lilli Morgan

Marion County

City: South Pittsburg

College Preference: Belmont University

Career Goals: Major in Digital Communications

Talent: Tap Dance  (Steppin' Out With My Baby , by Tony Bennett and Christina Aguilera )

Maggie Montgomery

McMinn County

City: Athens

College Preference:

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

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

Nya Johnson


City: Cordova

College Preference: Howard University

Career Goals: Plastic Surgery

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

Sidney Hauk

Music City

City: Franklin

College Preference: Texas A&M University

Career Goals: Youth Pastor

Talent: Spoken Word Poetry 

McKenzie Willis

Rhea County

City: Spring City

College Preference: Lee Universiy

Career Goals: Nursing

Talent: Color Guard Performance (Masterpiece, by Danny Gokey)

Lindsey Hedrick

Sevier County

City: Sevierville

College Preference: Belmont University

Career Goals: Family Nurse Practitioner

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

Erica Mosby

Shelby County

City: Memphis

College Preference: Vanderbilt

Career Goals: Neurosurgeon

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

Mallary Quaderer

Smoky Mountains

City: Sevier

College Preference: University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Career Goals: Orthodontist

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Fame, by Amy Gerhartz)

Tori Brown

Soddy Daisy

City: Hixson

College Preference: University of Tennessee

Career Goals: Criminal Attorney

Talent: Monologue (Rachel Joy Scott, by I Am Not Ashamed)

Ashley Williams

Sumner County

City: Hendersonville

College Preference:

Career Goals: Graduate with a Ph.D in Biology

Talent: Tap Dancing  (MMMbop , by Postmodern Jukebox)

Madison Dochety


City: Tullahoma

College Preference: University of Tennessee Knoxville

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineering

Talent: Vocal Performance (A Million Dreams, by Benj Pasek)

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