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 Florida participants for the Class of 2022.

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Taylor Barr

Clay County

City: Green cove springs

College Preference: Florida College

Career Goals: Child Psychiatrist

Talent: Pointe Ballet-dance (Telephone by Lady Gaga, by Kaela Neeper)

Mallory Bell

Escambia County

City: Pensacola

College Preference: FSU

Career Goals: Forensic Anthropology

Talent: Colorguard  (Crazy Little Thing Called Love , by Michael Buble`)

Sophia Rivera


City: Miami

College Preference: Miami Dade College

Career Goals: Photographer or Speech Pathologist

Talent: Singing (Ain't No Grave, by Tori Harper)

alyssa Gold

Miami-Dade County

City: Miami

College Preference: University of Colorado Boulder

Career Goals: Business

Talent: Dance (I'm a Creep, by Janell Williams)

Nina-Simone Diaz

Northeast Florida

City: Yulee

College Preference: Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Career Goals: Musical Theater Performer/Choreographer/Director

Talent: Musical Theatre Performance ("Everything Else" from "Next to Normal", by )

Sydney Nguyen

Northwest Florida


College Preference: Florida State University

Career Goals: Physical Therapy

Talent: Dance (Lyrical Solo) (Dreams, by Lissie)

London Taylor

Okaloosa County

City: Niceville

College Preference: University of Florida

Career Goals: Pediatrician

Talent: Dance (Dangerous , by Micheal Jackson)

Ava Allen

Orange County

City: Windermere

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Communications / Journalism

Talent: Classical Piano 

Kiara Vadnais


City: Pensacola

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Serve as an Air Force Officer then PhD in Biology.

Talent: Vocal (Lewis Capaldi, by )

Justine Asman

Santa Rosa County

City: Navarre

College Preference: University of Florida

Career Goals: Environmental Law

Talent: Singing 

Emma Hufford

Seminole County

City: Sanford

College Preference:

Career Goals: Web Developing/ Data science


Caroline Davidson

Tampa Bay

City: St. Petersburg

College Preference: Cornell University

Career Goals: Veterinarian

Talent: Musical Theater Dance (Stupid With Love, by Mackenzee Randolph)

Savannah Brannon

Washington County

City: Chipley

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Social worker

Talent: Colorguard (Grace by Lewis Capaldi, by )

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