Distinguished Young Women OF Autauga County

is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholastics, leadership and talent in young women. Earn scholarships for higher education, personally develop through the DYW Life Skills Workshops, and make new friends from around the state.

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Gracen Murphy
Distinguished Young Woman of Autauga County  for 2024
Local Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

Date: Saturday, July 29th, 2023

2:30 pm
Location: Journey Church
435 Shelia Blvd, Prattville, AL 36066


Life-Changing Experience

College scholarships are awarded at each level of competition and millions in college-granted scholarships are also available. The local representative will advance to the state program for the opportunity to compete for more scholarships. To participate, you must be a rising senior girl in 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 Autauga County

2024 Local Participants

These participants will take part in the up-coming local program.


2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Autauga County

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Gracen Murphy

University Preference
Troy University

Career Goal
Nurse Practitioner

National Honor Society memberFrench Honor Society memberNational Senior Beta Club member

Owner of Grace and Mercy Co.PianistSoprano Vocalist in the East Memorial Baptist Church ChoirCompetitive Baton TwirlingVocalist and Pianist on East Memorial Baptist Church Student Ministry Praise TeamHealth Occupations Students of America ParliamentarianMath TutorPHS Winter Guard Member (9th-11th Grade)PHS Majorette (9th-11th Grade)

I have volunteered for events benefitting children with special needs such as the local special needs Christmas party and trunk-or-treat.I am heavily involved in my church’s children’s ministry through teaching Sunday school alongside my parents and volunteering at VBS.I volunteer in my church’s ministry for widows, where teenage girls share a meal and quality time with the widows in our church.

2024 Local Participants

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Elisa Amaya
University PreferenceUniversity of South Alabama
Career Goal Nurse
TalentSpoken Poetry Lyrical
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Ella Brook Beasley
University PreferenceUndecided
Career GoalI Would Like To Pursue Medicine The In The Field Of Obstetrics And Gynecology
TalentArt Showcase With Monologue
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Natelee Fennel
University PreferenceThe University of Alabama
Career GoalSecondary English Education Degree
TalentSaber Routine
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Grayson Gazell
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalProsecutor
TalentJazz Dance
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Katherine Gorton
University PreferenceUndecided
Career GoalPilot
TalentLyrical Dance, Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer
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Anna Messick
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalZoologist/Animal Trainer
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Gracen Murphy
University PreferenceTroy University
Career GoalNurse Practitioner
TalentPiano Solo
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Tinsley Nebhut
University PreferenceUniversity of South Alabama
Career GoalPhysical Therapy
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Emma Urnis
University PreferenceUniversity Of North Alabama
Career GoalReal Estate Agent
TalentBaton Twirling To Proud Mary By Tina Turner
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