2019 Participants

Kyla Mathner

Alabama

City: Enterprise

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Surgical Physician Assistant

Talent: Dance (Contemporary Acrobatic) (This is Me, by The Greatest Showman)

Emma Broyles

Alaska

City: Anchorage

College Preference: Arizona State University, University of Alabama

Career Goals: Otorhinolaryngologist, Speech Language Pathologist

Talent: Vocal Performance (Quando M'en Vo', by Puccini )

Grace Zhang

Arizona

City: Chandler

College Preference: Stanford University

Career Goals: Cybersecurity

Talent: Viola (Élégie Opus 24, by Gabriel Faure)

Ciara Callicott

Arkansas

City: Little Rock

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Law Enforcement/Politics

Talent: Contemporary Dance  (Glory , by John Legend )

Audrey Hsu

California

City: Cerritos

College Preference: University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Harvard

Career Goals: Business Management

Talent: Chinese Dance (Imperial Jade, by Lin Niu)

Taryn Sebba

Colorado

City: Fort Collins

College Preference: Princeton University

Career Goals: Foreign Service

Talent: Musical Theatre ("Blue Skies", by Irving Berlin)

Kaitlyn Eddy

Connecticut

City: Simsbury

College Preference: Dartmouth

Career Goals: Communications

Talent: Baton Twirling 

Taylor Richardson

Delaware

City: New Castle

College Preference: Towson University

Career Goals: Dance Movement Therapist, Psychology Doctorate

Talent: Modern Dance  (We Won\'t Move, by Arlissa)

Katherine Lightfoot

Florida

City: Niceville

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineer

Talent: Acro Dance (Footloose, by Kenny Loggins)

Savannah Stanley

Georgia

City: Rydal

College Preference: University of Georgia

Career Goals: International Business and Relations Specialist

Talent: Vocal Performance  (In My Dreams, by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty)

Eden Chun

Hawaii

City: Honolulu

College Preference: Princeton

Career Goals: International Health Policy

Talent: Contemporary dance en pointe (Good Morning, by Minou Lallemand)

Grace Christensen

Idaho

City: Shelley

College Preference: Idaho State University

Career Goals: Violin Performance, Music Education

Talent: Fiddle Solo  ("Compilation" , by Grace Christensen)

Dora Guo

Illinois

City: Vernon Hills

College Preference: Yale

Career Goals: Educational Administrator

Talent: Chinese Folk Dance (The Solitary Moon, by Lu Hao)

Erin Greising

Indiana

City: Elkhart

College Preference: Purdue University

Career Goals: Mechanical Engineering

Talent: Oboe solo (Two Fantasy Pieces, Romance, by Ennio Morricone)

Maya Shah

Iowa

City: Clive

College Preference: Georgetown

Career Goals: Neurosurgeon

Talent: Classical Kathak dance  (Taal se taal mila, by A.R. Rahman )

Josie Albin

Kansas

City: Kingman

College Preference: The University of South Alabama

Career Goals: CEO

Talent: Weightlifting 

Riley Fort

Kentucky

City: Hopkinsville

College Preference: University of Kentucky

Career Goals: Dermatologist

Talent: Vocal Performance (On My Own from Les Misérables, by Claude-Michel Schönberg)

Sarah Katherine McCallum

Louisiana

City: Farmerville

College Preference: Louisiana State University

Career Goals: History Professor / U.S. Senator

Talent: Vocal Performance (Climb Ev'ry Mountain, by Rodgers & Hammerstein)

Madison Jandreau

Maine

City: Caribou

College Preference: Bates

Career Goals: Doctor

Talent: Dance (Fire on Fire, by Sam Smith)

Kara Iwanowski

Maryland

City: Bel Air

College Preference: University of Miami

Career Goals: Professor of Music Theory

Talent: Piano Performance (Northern Lights, by Elizabeth Borowsky)

Mina Liang

Massachusetts

City: Amherst

College Preference: Williams College, Swarthmore College

Career Goals: Create a Social Enterprise

Talent: Violin and Ballet (Monti Czardas , by Vittorio Monti)

Brianna Patel

Michigan

City: Novi

College Preference: University of Michigan

Career Goals: Business

Talent: Bollywood Dance (Aaja Nachle by: Sunidhi Chauhan, by Sonali Patel)

Mya Hillerud

Minnesota

City: Eagan

College Preference: Gustavus Adolphus

Career Goals: Geneticist

Talent: Piano (Irene Adler's Theme from the BBC Sherlock, by )

Lori Feng

Mississippi

City: Starkville

College Preference: University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Career Goals: Running a Social Enterprise

Talent: Piano (Fantaisie Impromptu Op. 66, by Frederic Chopin)

Zoe Billedo

Missouri

City: Ozark

College Preference: Drury University

Career Goals: Doctor, specifically I want to be a Neonatologist.

Talent: Dance (Still Feel., by Choreographer - Kaylee Mathiason)

Rachel Jakovac

Montana

City: Helena

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Politician

Talent: Pointe and Piano Fusion (Solfeggio, by C.P.E. Bach)

Hanna Pohlmann

Nebraska

City: Kennard

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Physician

Talent: Musical Theater Dance (Red, White and True, by Norbert Leo Butz & Kate Baldwin)

Stephanie Castrignano

Nevada

City: Henderson

College Preference: Arizona State University

Career Goals: Professional Dancer

Talent: Lyrical Dance (La Vie En Rose, by Stephanie Castrignano)

Julia Coryea

New Hampshire

City: Salem

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Chemical Engineering

Talent: Tap Dancing (Don't Stop Me Now , by Glee Cast, original; Freddie Mercury)

Gloria Tang

New Jersey

City: Jersey City

College Preference:

Career Goals: Musician/Business Executive

Talent: Voice-Soprano  (Hark! The Ech'ing Air (from The Fairy Queen), by Henry Purcell)

Ashley Purcella

New Mexico

City: Albuquerque

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Green Design Architect/Urban Designer

Talent: Lyrical Dance en Pointe (Crystallize, by )

Alison Parish

New York

City: Bronx

College Preference: Princeton University

Career Goals: Cardiologist

Talent: Lyrical/Acro Dance (Deep in the Bottom (of Africa); Feeling Good, by Monique Bingham & Black Coffee; Nina Simone)

Grace Stanek

North Carolina

City: Asheville

College Preference: Wake Forest University

Career Goals: Business Executive

Talent: Lyrical Dance  (Moments of Pleasure , by Kate Bush choreographed by Michele and Kelsey Lee)

Esofi Nunyi

North Dakota

City: West Fargo

College Preference: New York University

Career Goals: Pediatrician

Talent: Vocal Performance  (“Hometown Glory”, by Adele )

Olivia Fosson

Ohio

City: Kitts Hill

College Preference: Oklahoma City University

Career Goals: Performer

Talent: Vocal Piece (Batti, Batti, o bel Masetto , by Mozart)

Evelyn Smith

Oklahoma

City: Oklahoma City

College Preference: Oklahoma City University

Career Goals: Become a Civil Rights Attorney.

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Rise Up, by Andra Day)

Sarah White

Oregon

City: Portland

College Preference: University of South Carolina

Career Goals: Chief Executive Officer

Talent: Tap Dance (Something Big, by Shawn Mendes)

Angelina Domenick

Pennsylvania

City: New Castle

College Preference: University of Pittsburgh

Career Goals: Pharmacist

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Can’t Help Falling in Love, by Haley Reinhart)

Bailey Campbell

Rhode Island

City: North Providence

College Preference: Sacred Heart University

Career Goals: Pediatric Physical Therapist

Talent: Dance  (One and Only by Adele, by Choreographed by Jennifer Gillis)

Carsyn Leigh Barbary

South Carolina

City: Greenville

College Preference: Clemson University

Career Goals: Communications (Sports Broadcasting)

Talent: Jazz/Lyrical Dance (This Is Me (The Greatest Showman), by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)

Rachel Brady

South Dakota

City: Vermillion

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Major in Exercise Science

Talent: Baton Twirling (A Little Party Never Killed Nobody, by Fergie )

Madison Dochety

Tennessee

City: Tullahoma

College Preference: Mississippi State University

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineering

Talent: Vocal Performance (A Million Dreams, by Benj Pasek)

Claire Zhou

Texas

City: Sugar Land

College Preference: Harvard College

Career Goals: Academia

Talent: Contemporary Dance (Thursday, by Jess Glynne)

Sarah Sun

Utah

City: Salt Lake City

College Preference: Cornell University

Career Goals: Social Entrepreneur

Talent: Piano (La Campanella, by Franz Liszt )

Olivia Lamphere

Vermont

City: Saint Albans

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Psychotherapist

Talent: Dance (To This Day, by Shane Koyczan)

Savannah Sides

Virginia

City: Leesburg

College Preference: The University of Alabama

Career Goals: Dermatologist

Talent: Dance-Jazz (Turn the Beat Around - Gloria Stephan, by Savannah Sides-Choreography)

Tayma Vanek

Washington

City: Colfax

College Preference: Southern Virginia University

Career Goals: High School Mental Health Counselor

Talent: Piano (Waterfall, by Jon Schmidt)

Anastasia Jones-Burdick

West Virginia

City: Huntington

College Preference: University of Mississippi

Career Goals: Physician with political aspirations

Talent: Musical Theater/Jazz Dance (Mad Hatter, by Linda Eder choreographed by Marlo Preston)

Amy Keane

Wisconsin

City: Waukesha

College Preference: Wheaton College

Career Goals: Physician

Talent: Gymnastics/Dance (Work This Body, by Walk the Moon)

Hazel Homer-Wambeam

Wyoming

City: Laramie

College Preference: University of Wyoming

Career Goals: Musical Theatre Performer and Educator

Talent: Singing, Acting, and Dancing (Death is just around the Corner from The Addams Family the Musical, self-choreographed, by Andrew Lippa)

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