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 Dorchester County participants for the Class of 2021.

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Katie Brownlee

High School:

College Preference: USC Beaufort Honors College

Career Goals: Nursing

Talent: Vocalist (How Far I’ll Go, by Lin-Manuel Miranda )

Ava Butler

High School: Summerville High School

College Preference: Harvard University

Career Goals: Political Science

Talent: Dance (Love on the Brain by Rhianna, by Allie Boyd Williams)

Kaliana Fonkert

High School: Ashley Ridge High School

College Preference: Charleston Southern University

Career Goals: Physical Therapist

Talent: Gymnastics (Mash up gymnastics music, by )

Trinity Griffin

High School: Fort Dorchester High School

College Preference: North Carolina A&T

Career Goals: Registered Nurse

Talent: Dance (I Love You by Billie Eilish, by Tiara Scarlett & Trinity Griffin)

Emma Knight

High School: Palmetto Scholars Academy

College Preference: Vanderbilt

Career Goals: Surgeon

Talent: Gymnastics 

Brianna Smalls

High School: Woodland High School

College Preference: Clemson University

Career Goals: Civil Engineer

Talent: Vocal  (Reflection , by Lea Salonga)

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