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 Petal participants for the Class of 2023.

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Mary-Kathryn Bryant

High School: Petal High School

College Preference: Unknown(local)

Career Goals: Medical field

Talent:  

Annelise Burger

High School:

College Preference: University of Southern Mississippi

Career Goals: psychology

Talent: singing and playing ukulele (Over the Rainbow, by Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwoʻole)

Julie Dow

High School: Petal High School

College Preference: University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Physical Therapy

Talent: Monologue (Born Funny , by Julie Dow inspired by iCon)

Rajalei Jasper

High School:

College Preference: University of South Alabama

Career Goals: Pediatric Oncologist

Talent: Dancing  (Feeling Good , by Jennifer Hudson)

Isabella Le

High School: Petal High School

College Preference: University of Dallas

Career Goals: Social Justice/Humans Right Attorney

Talent: Piano  (Winter , by Vivaldi )

Laci Pitts

High School: Petal High School

College Preference: University of Mississippi

Career Goals: Legal representative for athletes

Talent: Piano (Prelude No. 1, by Carolyn Miller)

Samantha Ruiz

High School: Petal high school

College Preference: University of Texas A&M

Career Goals: Social Worker

Talent: Poetry interpretation  (My Blood Is Beautiful , by Mercedez Holtry)

Ella Seymour

High School: Petal High School

College Preference: Belmont University

Career Goals: Double Major in Musical Theatre & Music Technology

Talent: Vocal (Bel Piacere, by Handel)

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