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 South Carolina participants for the Class of 2021.

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Tiara Missey

City: North Augusta

College Preference: Vanderbilt University

Career Goals: Neuropsychiatry

Talent: Singing  (My God is Awesome, by Charles Jenkins)

Ella Froedge

Anderson County

City: Pelzer

College Preference: University of South Carolina

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineer

Talent: Acrobatic Routine  (Big Spender , by Cy Coleman)

Alexis Sutton

Blacksburg

City: Blacksburg

College Preference: Clemson

Career Goals: Physician Assistant

Talent: Vocal (Imagine , by John Lennon )

Jocelyn Massenet

Charleston County

City: Mount Pleasant

College Preference: Harvard University

Career Goals: Law

Talent: Dance (Lanterns Lit, by Son Lux)

Nitya Harikumar

Greenville County

City: Simpsonville

College Preference: Clemson

Career Goals: Engineering

Talent: Piano (Solfeggietto , by C.P.E. Bach)

Collins Strickland

Greenwood City

City: Greenwood

College Preference: University of Georgia

Career Goals: Veternarian

Talent: Piano (The Great Smokey Mountains, by David Carrglover)

Delea Shay

Greenwood County

City: Ninety Six

College Preference: University of South Carolina

Career Goals: Physical Education Teacher

Talent: Vocal Performance  (Rise Up, by Andra Day)

Layton Sherman

North Berkeley County

City: Pinopolis

College Preference: Lander

Career Goals: Psychology & Forensic Science

Talent: Singing (One Perfect Moment , by Bring It On: The Musical)

Emma Knight

North Dorchester County

City: Summerville

College Preference: Vanderbilt

Career Goals: Surgeon

Talent: Gymnastics 

Makena Griffis

North Edgefield County

City: North Augusta

College Preference: Furman, Charleston Southern, Wofford

Career Goals: Physician Assistant

Talent: Tri-lingual Musical Monologue (It's Travel Time, by Makena Griffis (self-written))

Carlie Shoup

South Aiken County

City: Beech Island

College Preference: Clemson University

Career Goals: Veterinarian

Talent: Hip Hop Jazz Dance  

Ashley Bodden

South Berkeley County

City: Summerville

College Preference: Charleston Southern University

Career Goals: Orthopedic surgeon

Talent: Dance (Came Here for Love, by Sigala & Ella Eyre)

Ava Butler

South Dorchester County

City: Summerville

College Preference: Harvard University

Career Goals: Political Science

Talent: Dance (Love on the Brain by Rhianna, by Allie Boyd Williams)

Natalie Nordeen

South Edgefield County

City: North Augusta

College Preference: Anderson University

Career Goals: Elementary School Teacher, minor in Photography

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Homecoming Queen, by Marion Petruzzi)

Mary Pearson

York County

City: Fort Mill

College Preference: Wofford, CofCharleston, USC, Elon, Belmont Univ.

Career Goals: Business, Marketing, Music Industry

Talent: Musical Theatre (She Used To Be Mine from Waitress, by Sara Bareilles )

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