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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Elena Burton


City: Cleveland

College Preference: Villanova

Career Goals: Broadcasting and Film Production

Talent: Contemporary Dance (Forever, by Juliana Barwick)

Kennedy Street

Cumberland Valley

City: Tullahoma

College Preference: East Tennessee State University

Career Goals: Family Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistance

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

Mackenzie Arant

Franklin County

City: Winchester

College Preference: Southern Adventist University

Career Goals: Engineer

Talent: Musician/Singing (I Don't Know My Name, by Grace VanDerwaal)

Rachel Scheffer

Loudon County

City: Lenoir City

College Preference: Milligan College

Career Goals: Engineer

Talent: Vocal/Piano (, by Hillsong)

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 )

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)

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)

Madison Dochety


City: Tullahoma

College Preference: Clemson University

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineer

Talent: Vocal Performance (For Good, by Stephen Schwartz)

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