Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Madison County for 2022 is Advikaa Anand, from Madison.

Advikaa’s achievements include: Recipient of Latin I Book Award (9th grade) • Scholastic--American Voice Nominee-2017 • 2018 Scholastic National Silver Medalist • Recipient of Honors English Book Award • Recipient of World History II • Recipient of AP English Book Award • 2020 Scholastic National Silver Medalist • Lott Leadership Institute Nominee • Recipient of Latin IV Book Award • Recipient of Whitney Luckett Memorial Subject

In addition, Advikaa’s activities include: Piano • Ballet • Writer at MSFreePress • GenFreeMS advocate • Diversity committee prefect • Writing Lab Prefect • EHDI Role model • Speech and Debate Team • Member of Student Admissions Team • Member of Student Alumni Leadership Team
St. Andrew's Summer Camp • Operation Shoestring • Internal Medicine and Pediatric Associates--Local Medical Clinic • Mississippi Children's Museum

The Distinguished Young Woman of Attala County for 2022 is Alayna Richardson, from Kosciusko.

Alayna’s achievements include: Two time winner of the Central Mississippi Fair Talent Show • Junior Auxiliary Crown Club President • Three time winner of the Homeschool Educators Science Fair • Recipient of the President's Scholarship at Holmes Community College • Mississippi Baptist All-State Youth Choir member • Beta Club member • Junior Auxiliary Crown Club Recording Secretary • • •

In addition, Alayna’s activities include: Lead vocalist of LightCasters-- Christian band • Tennis • Kosciusko FBC youth group • Choir • President of Crown Club (Junior Auxiliary) • Cooking • Working at the SIP, a local coffee shop • Singing • Reading • Painting
Crown Club (Junior Auxiliary) member for two years. • Volunteer at Shepherd's Touch indigent clinic. • Worship leader, First Baptist Church youth group. • How To Life worship leader. (How to Life is a youth organized ministry) • Buffalo New York mission trip--postponed in 2020 due to Covid

The Distinguished Young Woman of Lee County for 2022 is Acadiana Pannell, from Saltillo.

Acadiana’s achievements include: Best of SNO • Accepted into the MUW’s Governor School • • • • • • • •

In addition, Acadiana’s activities include: The Vision-school newspaper • Interact Club • Philosophy Club • Wags and Whiskers Club • Young Democrats Club • Views from the Vision • Reading poetry and novels • Traveling • Listening to music • Having fun with my friends
I have been active in my church’s food bank since I was eight. • I also wrote cards to lonely elderly during holidays through Beta Club. • I love working with children and was a vacation bible school leader at my church • In Interact Club, we raise money for charities by holding school-wide events. • I assisted in holding local preliminary pageants under the Miss America system.

The Distinguished Young Woman of Clinton for 2022 is Abigail Vargheese, from Clinton.

Abigail’s achievements include: 30+ Club Member • Hall of Fame @ Sumner Hill Junior High School • Multiple Subject Area Awards • VIP Student 3 times • Arrow Court Maid- Sophomore and Junior year • Highest GPA in eighth grade • placed 2nd in Human A&P at Science Olympiad Regionals • top 10% in Mississippi College's Science and Mathematics Tournament • Sophomore Class Favorite •

In addition, Abigail’s activities include: Band • Winterguard • Crown Club • Clinton Chamber Youth Leadership • Academic Team • First Priority • Piano Lessons • Carnatic Singing Lessons • Student Council • National Honor Society
packing boxes for the Mississippi Food Network with church youth group • Cleaning elderly people's yards with church youth group • Volunteering with Crown Club and CCYL at events around Clinton • Donating money and cans for Anchor Club and National Honor Society • Donated blood to Mississippi Blood Services

The Distinguished Young Woman of Forrest County for 2022 is Christina Danford, from Hattiesburg.

Christina’s achievements include: Recruited NCAA D1 4-Star Tennis Player • Varsity Tennis State Singles Champion • Varsity Track 1600 Meter State Champion • All-State & MVP in Tennis, Track, and Cross Country • Six Gold Medals in Violin/Piano @ State Music Finals • National Merit Finalist • STAR Student • Valedictorian • George Wilkinson Memorial MS Tennis Award • Candidate, US Presidential Scholars Program

In addition, Christina’s activities include: Performed at Carnegie Hall, International H.S. Orchestra • Performed at Sydney Opera House, International H.S. Orchestra • Congressman Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit • Hattiesburg Mayors Youth Council • American Legion Auxiliary Mississippi Girls State Delegate • United States Naval Academy Summer STEM Program • STEM Team, Sacred Heart High School • National Honor Society • Beta Club • Mu Alpha Theta
300+ volunteer hours as a violinist in the Temple Baptist Church Orchestra • Collected/donated used tennis racquets/shoes to disadvantaged high school teams • Organized statewide fundraiser for Extra Table Charity, raised $3000 • Organized a schoolwide food drive; collected 64 boxes of food for Extra Table • Mentored an 8th grade student as part of a school program, "Crusader Champions"

The Distinguished Young Woman of Covington County for 2022 is Chelsea Sullivan, from Taylorsville.

Chelsea’s achievements include: Girl Scout Gold Award • Presidential Volunteer service award (2020) • Being awarded the Flag of the United States of America • Presidential volunteer service award (2019) • Bach Festival (2016) • Certificate of Excellence from The University of Southern Ms • Girl Scout silver award • Second place 7th-9th grade oratorical competition • Keyboard Festival • Superior placement at MMTA

In addition, Chelsea’s activities include: Band • Archery • Basketball • Girls scouts • Archonette • Palace of the Children • B.O.O.S.T program • Pearls Walking With A Purpose • Boys and Girls Club • Community Mentor
Boys and girls club. • Tutoring . • Teaching piano classes for free. • Soup kitchens . • Putting flags on military graves.

The Distinguished Young Woman of Lafayette County for 2022 is Elsie Tucker, from Oxford.

Elsie’s achievements include: National Honors Society • Principal's List • Generation Free- OHS female representative • Rotary Youth Leadership Conference • Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership Program • Certified Peer Educator • Health Information Project • Peer Health Educator • Lettered in Varsity Cross Country • Homecoming Court (Sophomore Maid)

In addition, Elsie’s activities include: Student Body secretary and STUCO head of social media • Vice President of French Club • Head Events Coordinator for RISE • Student Ambassador • Diamond Girl • Students for Alzheimers • Jr. Auxiliary’s Crown Club • The Charger- Newspaper Staff • Fellowship of Christian Athlete • Varsity Cross Country
President/Founder of More than a Meal OHS- toiletry drive and volunteer weekly. • DECA Vice President of Community Service- planned Christmas canned food drive. • Co-President/Founder of Loving Funds- raised money to help OHS students. • Charger Christmas- provided Christmas presents for underprivileged student. • Souls4Soles Secretary- helped to plan shoe drive

The Distinguished Young Woman of DeSoto County for 2022 is Hannah Grace Crain, from Hernando.

Hannah Grace’s achievements include: HHS ACT 30+ Club • HHS AP 5 Club • College Board AP Scholar Award • Delta State Honor Choir • Mississippi ACDA All-State Honor Choir • District II Honor Choir • National Honor Society • Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society • Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Conference (nominated to attend) • HHS Who's Who Most Talented

In addition, Hannah Grace’s activities include: HHS Student Council Vice President • Desoto County Crown Club Vice President • HHS Interact Club • HHS Swim Team • Hernando United Methodist Church Youth program • CoroRio (Midsouth Music Institute) • HHS Art Club • Desoto County Superintendent's Youth Leadership Council • HHS History Club
Interact Club (15+ hours) --Autism Awareness events; Friendly February campaign • Crown Club (30+ hours) --annual events for at-risk children, donation drives • HUMC Youth (72+ hours) --praise band member, annual mission/service trips • Hernando Civic Garden Club (10+ hours) --local beautification projects • Make-A-Wish MidSouth: Walk for Wishes 2018

The Distinguished Young Woman of Winston County for 2022 is Sydney Curran, from Louisville.

Sydney’s achievements include: National Honor Society • Headmaster’s List • Coach’s Award- WA Tennis 2018-2019 • 1st Place Local Science Fair winner 2019 • 1st Place District Science Fair winner 2019 • State Science Fair Participant 2019 • Dean’s Award East Central Community College • • •

In addition, Sydney’s activities include: Anchor Club of Winston County • First Baptist Church Handbell Choir • Mayor's Youth Council • First Baptist Church Bible Drills • Employed at Silver Goose Gift Shop Aug. 2019-Present • Winston Academy Tennis Team • DYW Little Sister at Winston County Local Program 2020
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School Volunteer • CEF Good News Club Volunteer • New Orleans, LA Mission Trip Dec. 2015 Mar. 2020 • International Mission Trip Ravenlong, Haiti July 2019 • Goodie bags for the Hudspeth Group Home

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