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 2023.

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Emily Rodgers

Abbeville County

City: Abbeville

College Preference: Clemson, Charleston, Greenville tech

Career Goals: Ultrasound technician

Talent: Singing (Santa Lucia , by Teodoro Cottrau)

Jules Brown

Aiken County

City: Aiken

College Preference: University of South Carolina Columbia

Career Goals: Lawyer

Talent: Tap Dancing (Boogie Wonderland, by )

Margaret Majors

Anderson County

City: Pendleton

College Preference: University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Honors College

Career Goals: Psychology/Mental Health Counselor

Talent: Baton Twirling (Its Gonna Be Me (Instrumental) , by NSYNC)

Hayden Horton

Barnwell County

City: Barnwell

College Preference: Wofford College

Career Goals: Attorney

Talent: Dance  (Solo Routine, by Caroline Lewis Jones)

Breonna James

Berkeley County

City: Summerville

College Preference: Howard University

Career Goals: Study political science and work with legislators

Talent: Classical Music (Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, by J.S Bach)

Mayson Taylor


City: Gaffney

College Preference: Clemson University

Career Goals: Biochemist

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Run to You, by Lea Michele)

Maya Johnson

Charleston County

City: Charleston

College Preference: Syracuse University

Career Goals: Software Developer

Talent: Poem ("Phenomenal Women", by Maya Angelou)

Morgan Westberry

Greenwood City

City: Greenwood

College Preference: Duke University

Career Goals: Pediatric Neurology

Talent: Monologue  

Lauren Robinson

Greenwood County

City: Greenwood

College Preference: Furman University, Clemson University

Career Goals: Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Talent: Dance (Lyrical, by Lauren Mac Robinson, Suzy Shaw and Anna Reynolds)

Ella Williams

Horry County

City: Aynor

College Preference: University of South Carolina

Career Goals: Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Talent: Vocal Performance (Easy On Me, by Adele)

Anna Gaffney

Lexington County

City: Lexington

College Preference: University of Georgia Honors College

Career Goals: Aquatic Veterinarian

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Sweet Child O' Mine, by Jasmine Thompson)

Juliana Guest

North Edgefield County

City: North Augusta

College Preference: Clemson University

Career Goals: Trauma Surgeon

Talent: Viola Solo (Fight Song, by Rachel Platten)

Riley Schlachter

South Edgefield County

City: North Augusta

College Preference: Clemson University

Career Goals: Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture

Talent: Marimba solo (SCBDA Region Junior Mallet Solo, by Omar Carmenates)

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