Kyra Brady Looks Back On 2018 DYW Experience

Kyra Brady, the 2018 Distinguished Young Woman sits atop the DYW flota at Strawberry Parade last year.(Photo:GaryBolden)

Kyra Brady uses DYW experience as positive as she begins Memphis University Journey

July 2018

Dayton, TN  —  Kyra Brady, the 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of the Year is headed to Memphis University pursuing a degree in Engineering.   Delaney Smith, the 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of the Year in also attending Memphis University.  Kyra carried a High School GPA of 4.35 at graduation.  Her hobbies are learning the guitar and piano as well as choreographing.  She has twelve years of experience doing competitive dance.  She is the daughter of Jason and Brittney Brady.

She was a member of the Rhea County Academic Champions, Tennessee Governors School for Science and Engineering Students, Elite Platinum Awards, Kiwanis Engineering Awards recipient and the 2018 Distinguished Young Woman.

She is excited about attending Memphis University and the challenges of college life.

She spoke at the 2018 Distinguished Young Woman Competition in May.

Kyra said, “I am so glad that I got the opportunity to be involved in the Distinguished Young Woman Program.  I was so thankful to the wonderful family that hosted me during my state competition.  I thank my family for the all the love and support they gave me during the DYW competition.  I look forward to seeing all the young ladies who participate in the DYW continuing to grow.”

Kyra recently attended a send off party for McKenzie Willis the 2019 Rhea County Distinguished Woman.  Kyra took time to look back at her experience with Distinguised Young Woman and how it helped prepare her for college.

Kyra said, “I really enjoyed the week I spent preparing for the state competition.  I was able to bond with some many awesome girls.  My roommate was from Memphis.”

“As the week went on it got more and more exiting as we practiced routines for the competition.  My advice to anyone competing in state is to choose something they can do and stay in their comfort zone.”

“The competition really helped my self confidence.  Being around different people in different environments gave me a lot of self confidence.  Confidence can be very helpful as you take on new challenges, like attending college.”

“The competition at the state competition was much more intimidating at state.”

Kyra recently finished second at the 2018 Fairest of the Fair Competition in Rhea County held on Saturday, July 28th.

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