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 Southwest Florida At-Large participants for the Class of 2020.

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Thalia Destin

High School: Island Coast High School

College Preference: FAMU

Career Goals: Physicians Assistant in Pediatrics

Talent: Dance (Bohemian Rhapsody , by Queen)

Julia Dortch

High School: State College of Florida Collegiate School

College Preference: Boston College, Gettysburg, University of Alabama

Career Goals: Law/Political Science

Talent: Classical Ballet (Kitri Variation from Don Quixote, by Marius Petipa)

Kelci Elliott

High School:

College Preference: FSU,UF,FAMU

Career Goals: Medicine

Talent: Dance (Jazz,Contemporary,Hip-Hop, by )

Sydney Hudson

High School:

College Preference: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Career Goals: Music Performance/ Composition/Music Therapy

Talent: Vocal and Instrumental  (Our God, by Chris Tomlin)

Hollis Plexico

High School: PCCA at Gibbs High School

College Preference: University of Richmond

Career Goals: CEO of a Non-Profit Organization

Talent: Musical Theatre Solo Piece 

Hannah Russo

High School: Sarasota High School

College Preference: UGA or Clemson

Career Goals: to be on ESPN

Talent: Singing and Acting (Musical Theatre, by The Last Five Years)

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