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 Mississippi At-Large participants for the Class of 2023.

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Madelyn Berry

High School: Northwest Rankin High School

College Preference: Duke University

Career Goals: Research Engineer

Talent: Musical Performance (Flute) (Flute Concertino Op. 107 in D Major, by Cecile Chaminade )

Isabella (Bella) Broadhead

High School: Simpson County Academy

College Preference: The University of Southern Mississippi

Career Goals: Marine Biologist

Talent: Vocal  (Oceans, by Hillsong United)

Bailey Cooper

High School: Lewisburg High

College Preference: Ole Miss

Career Goals: Attorney

Talent: Dance (Lyrical, by Hannah Bobo)

Madeline Henderson

High School: Biloxi High School

College Preference: Harvard, Stanford

Career Goals: Fashion Designer, Performance Pianist, Real Estate

Talent: Piano Performance  

Jaycee Kelly

High School: Seminary High School

College Preference: Mississippi State University

Career Goals: I would like to major in Communications/Journalism

Talent: Broadway Vocal (I Enjoy Being a Girl, by Rodgers and Hammerstein )

Maura McLaughlin

High School: Sacred Heart Catholic High School

College Preference: Texas A&M, Auburn, or LSU

Career Goals: Chemical Engineer

Talent: Writing (Short Story (Reality), by Maura McLauglin)

Hailey Pushis

High School: Heritage Academy

College Preference: University of Alabama Tuscaloosa

Career Goals: Medical Device Sales Representative

Talent: Jazz Dance (Great Balls of Fire, by Jerry Lee Lewis)

Caroline Sibley

High School: Sumrall High School

College Preference: Vanderbilt or Mississippi State University

Career Goals: Anesthesiologist

Talent: Dance Solo, Specialty: Jazz 

Alena Trotter

High School: Clinton Public Highschool

College Preference: Mississippi College

Career Goals: Orthopedic Surgeon

Talent: Trumpet solo (Yesterday by The Beatles, by Self transcribed and organized piece)

Peyton Williamson

High School: Hernando High School

College Preference: Mississippi College

Career Goals: Medicine

Talent: Singing 

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