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 Charleston County participants for the Class of 2023.

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Nyla Bickham

High School: Wando High School

College Preference: Medical School

Career Goals: Neurologist

Talent: Speed Painting 

Azzurra Brantley

High School: Wando High School

College Preference: None at this time

Career Goals: Medical or Law

Talent: Cake Decorating 

Maria Cymbalyuk

High School:

College Preference: Ivy League/Emory

Career Goals: Doctor/STEM/Programming

Talent: Music (Violin) (Konzert Violino Principale, by Antonio Vivaldi)

Maya Johnson

High School: Porter-Gaud School

College Preference: Syracuse University

Career Goals: Software Developer

Talent: Poem ("Phenomenal Women", by Maya Angelou)

Lulu Massenet

High School: Academic Magnet High School

College Preference: University of Miami

Career Goals: Neurosurgeon

Talent: Violin (Violin Concerto No. 7, by Rode)

Trinity Poston

High School: Wando High School

College Preference: College of Charleston

Career Goals: Atmospheric and Space Scientist, Meteorology

Talent: Fingerpainting Demonstration (Abstract Art, by Original)

Linnea Ransford

High School: Charleston County School of the Arts

College Preference: Northeastern University

Career Goals: PA in OBGYN

Talent: Music Preformance (I Dreamed a Dream, by from Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Victor Hugo)

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