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 Mississippi At-Large participants for the Class of 2021.

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Lindsey Andrews

High School: Laurel High School

College Preference: University of Southern Mississippi

Career Goals: OBGYN

Talent: Dance  (Closure , by Blake McGrath)

Akura Brown

High School: Brookhaven high school

College Preference: Mississipi College

Career Goals: Labor and Delivery Nurse

Talent: Monologue  (Chatterbox, by Grace Woosley )

Anna Hillman

High School: Perry Central High School

College Preference: University of Mississippi

Career Goals: Anesthesiologist

Talent: Clogging (Billy Jean, by Michael Jackson)

Laura Johnson

High School: Itawamba Agricultural High School

College Preference: AMDA

Career Goals: Acting/singing

Talent: Singing (If I Ain’t Got You , by Alicia Keys)

Gracie Rowland

High School: The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

College Preference: Yale University

Career Goals: Defense attorney

Talent: Spoken Poetry ("Sometimes", by Gracie Rowland (myself))

Asia Smith

High School: Clinton High School

College Preference: Berklee College of Music

Career Goals: I would love to be a professional entertainer.

Talent: Singing (On My Own, by Les Misérables )

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