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 Georgia participants for the Class of 2022.

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Mya Moffitt

Bartow County

City: Acworth

College Preference: Georgia Institute of Technology

Career Goals: Environmental Engineer

Talent: Dance – Contemporary (Never Enough (Piano), by Two Lanes)

Micahlyn Grist


City: Blakely

College Preference: Clemson University

Career Goals: ESPN or Fox Sports Sportscaster

Talent: Lyrical Dance  (Truth I'm Standing On , by Leanna Crawford )

April Moss

Chatham County

City: Pooler

College Preference: Wake Forest University

Career Goals: My goal is to become a cardiothoracic surgeon.

Talent: Public Speaking 

Shelby Harlan

Coweta County

City: Newnan

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Physical Therapy/Dance

Talent: Dance (Contemporary, by Frankie Freeman)

Mrunal Nazare


City: Cumming

College Preference: UGA

Career Goals:

Talent: Dance (Bharatanatyam, by Mrunal Nazare)

Hannah McDaniel

Dodge County

City: Eastman

College Preference: University of Georgia

Career Goals: Architect

Talent: Baton Twirling (Mamma Mia, by ABBA)

Charlye Allen

Early County

City: Blakely

College Preference: Harvard University

Career Goals: Neurosurgery

Talent: Piano Performance (Rhapsody in G Minor, Opus 79, 2, by Johannes Brahms)

Gracie Allen

Effingham County

City: bloomingdale

College Preference: University of Georgia

Career Goals: pediatric oncologist

Talent: Baton Twirling Performance  (Don't Stop Me Now , by Queen)

Grace Havard

Forsyth County

City: Suwanee 30024

College Preference: unknown; UNC Chapel Hill

Career Goals: Biology, Biomedical Engineering

Talent: Cello (Ave Maria, by Franz Schubert)

Aubry Dorsey

Gordon County

City: Calhoun

College Preference: Elon University

Career Goals: Musical Theatre

Talent: Musical Theatre 

Shobana Santhanam

Gwinnett County

City: Suwanee

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent: Dance (Bharatnatyam) (Bo Shambo, by Song: Written by Dayaananda Saraswati, Choreography: Bhavini Rajan)

Sophie Herrera

Habersham County

City: Mt Airy

College Preference: University Of Georgia

Career Goals: Business Major

Talent: Speed Painting  (Quiet , by MILCK)

Zae Morgan

Laurens County

City: Dublin

College Preference: University Of Georgia

Career Goals: Physical Therapist

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Idina Menzel- No Day But Today, by Abby McAllister)

Oluwatamilore Dairo


City: Lilburn

College Preference: Georgia Institute of Technology

Career Goals: Medical Doctor specialized in BME research

Talent: Narrative/Cultural Dance (The Tale of Moremi Ajasoro, by Tamilore Dairo)

Hannah Carter

Oconee County

City: Watkinsville

College Preference: University of Michigan, University of Virginia

Career Goals: Lawyer

Talent: Dance (Solo, by Self)

Annabelle Mayes


City: Savannah

College Preference: Georgia Tech, University of Central Florida

Career Goals: Professor of Cognitive Psychology

Talent: Classical Ballet en Pointe (Don Quixote: Kitri's Act III Variation, by Annabelle Mayes, Carlos Acosta)

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