Distinguished Young Women OF Alabama


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DeAsia Jones
Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama for 2024
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College scholarships are awarded at the state level and millions in college-granted scholarships are available nationally. The state representative will advance to the national program for the opportunity to compete for cash tuition scholarships. To participate, you must be in your junior of high school. Participants are evaluated in the areas of: scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression, and fitness.


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2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama

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DeAsia Jones
FromMobile
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Career GoalSurgical Dermatologist

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Mobile County

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DeAsia Jones
From
Mobile

University Preference
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Career Goal
Surgical Dermatologist

Achievements:
Top 10 of Graduating ClassMobile Azalea Trail MaidHOBY- Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Youth Leadership Mobile National Honor Society Spanish Honor SocietyFred Waring Director's Award for Women's EnsembleTremaine Dance Senior MVP Scholarship WinnerTremaine Senior Dancer of the Year FinalistAlabama Vocal Association All State SSA Choir

Activites:
Debbie's School of Dance Competition Team - 15 yearsYearbook Editor - 3 yearsScholars Bowl Team MemberVarsity Tennis Team - 3 yearsMu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society Vice PresidentFatih Academy Women's Ensemble SecretaryRonald McDonald House Red Shoe KreweFaith Academy Chamber SingersFaith Academy Dance TeamNationwide Dance Conventions/ Competitions

Additional:
Taught bi-weekly dance classes and organized a dance workshop at local Boys and Girls Club.Held events and fundraisers for resident families of the Ronald McDonald House of Mobile as a Red Shoe Krewe member.Volunteered at weekly classes with special needs individuals at Dance Without Limits.Organized donations for domestic violence victims with Penelope's Closet.Collected trash and debris to further the beautification of Mobile with the Alabama Coastal Clean Up.

2024 State Participants

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Ashley Ballard
CityThomasville
University PreferenceUniversity of South Alabama
Career GoalSurgeon
TalentMartial Arts
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Ashlyn Berry
CityVestavia
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalMusic Educator
TalentClarinet
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Kassidy Brooks
CityTuskegee
University PreferenceUAB
Career GoalBecome An Optometrist
TalentPiano
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Emma Brunson
CityRainbow City
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalLaw/Political Science
TalentSpoken Word Poetry
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Marielle Burque
CityDothan
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalMusical Theatre Performance And Psychology
TalentTap Dance
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Alexandria (Alli Kate)  Calhoun
CityClanton
University PreferenceTroy University
Career GoalNursing
TalentCheer And Tumbling
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Mary Helen Compton
CityLinden
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalGraphic Design
TalentSinging
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Hannah Congo
CityMadison
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalBusiness Major
TalentSinging
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Elsie Clare Coppage
CityTroy
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalNursing
TalentPiano
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Wesley  Craft
City35470
University PreferenceUniversity of West Alabama
Career GoalMultidimensional Interior Design
TalentDance
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Fredricka Douglas
CityMidway
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama or UAB
Career GoalRegistered Nurse
TalentPraise Dance
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Claire Doyle
CityTuscaloosa
University PreferenceGeorgetown University
Career GoalBusiness Management
TalentBallet Variation
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Caroline Fisher
CityNew Site
University PreferenceAuburn University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Career GoalWorship Ministry And Business
TalentVocal Accompanied By Acoustic Guitar
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Abby Fleming
CityFrisco City
University PreferenceCoastal Community College
Career GoalCosmetology
TalentSinging
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Allison "Allie" M. Floyd
CityChatom
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalMechanical Engineer
TalentLyrical Dance
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Carolyn Jean  Forest
CityHope Hull
University PreferenceAlabama University
Career GoalPharmaceutical Sales Representative
TalentPiano
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Reagan Grace Hankins
CityWetumpka
University PreferenceAuburn
Career GoalProfessional Actor/ Musical Theatre Or Tv
TalentMusical Theater Selection
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Cate Herring
CityAuburn
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalAttorney
TalentContemporary Ballet Dance
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Stella Hill
CityRussellville
University PreferenceUniversity of North Alabama
Career GoalNurse Anesthesist
TalentDance
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Isabel Horton
CityJoppa
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalPediatrician
TalentTap Dance
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Kaitlyn Howard
CityCentreville
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalAnesthesiologist
TalentBaton Twirling
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Sydney Hunzicker
CityFlorence
University PreferenceOklahoma City University
Career GoalMusical Theatre
TalentDance
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Hope Jacobs
CityDouble Springs
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalProfessor Of The Arts/Orchestral Musician
TalentInstrumental Solo
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Hannah Johnson
CityBrewton
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalTo Become A History And Classics Professor At The University Of Alabama
TalentPowwow Dancing
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DeAsia Jones
CityMobile
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Career GoalSurgical Dermatologist
TalentDance
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Madison Kelley
CityOzark
University PreferenceWallace community college
Career GoalBusiness Owner
TalentDance
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Lelia Kelly
CityValley Grande
University PreferenceUniversity of Mississippi
Career GoalMajor In Public Relations
TalentContemporary
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Anna  McSpadden
CityHenagar
University PreferenceUniversity of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Career GoalPerforming Arts
TalentSinging/Yodeling
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Erin Mitchell
CityMontgomery
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalSpeech Pathologist
TalentContemporary Dance
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Gracen Murphy
CityDeatsville
University PreferenceTroy University
Career GoalNurse Practitioner
TalentPiano Solo
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Ally Naylor
CityMoulton
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalEnvironmental Engineering
TalentPiano
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Nora Pace
CityMuscle Shoals
University PreferenceUniversity of North Alabama, Samford University
Career GoalEnglish Teacher, Writer, Entrepreneur
TalentLyrical/Contemporary Dance
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Avery Paysinger
CityAthens
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalAttorney
TalentMonologue
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Virginia Caroline Pierce
CitySpanish Fort
University PreferenceVanderbilt University, University of Texas, University of Miami
Career GoalVocal Performance And Entertainment Law
TalentVocal Performance
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Isabelle (Izzy Kate) Priest
CityDecatur
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalDoctorate Of Pharmacy
TalentBallet En Pointe
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Rylee Reynolds
CityElba
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalArchitecture And Interior Architecture
TalentContemporary Dance
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Ivy Rogers
CityAndalusia
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Career GoalAttend Uab To Get Degree In Biomedical Sciences, And Later On Pursue A Career To Become A Dermatologist
TalentBallet/Jazz Dance
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Jennifer Sanchez
CityClio
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Career GoalElementary Education
TalentSinging
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Anne Elise Shealy
CityGreenville
University PreferenceEast Tennessee State University
Career GoalDermatologist
TalentPointe Ballet
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Scarlett  Swiney
CityHoover
University PreferenceAuburn University, Vanderbilt University
Career GoalDermatologist, Accountant
TalentJazz Dance
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Caroline Thompson
CityJasper
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama or Auburn University
Career GoalProfessional Dancing, Choreography, Education
TalentPiano
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Ella-Kate  Tomlin
CityLuverne
University PreferenceTroy University
Career GoalEntrepreneurship
TalentJazz Dance
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Maya Toomey
CityMillry
University PreferenceUniversity of South Alabama
Career GoalDouble Board Certified In Internal Medicine And Pediatrics
TalentSpoken Word
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