The Distinguished Young Woman of Neshoba County for 2021 is Mary Moran, from Philadelphia.
Mary’s achievements include: Central Electric Youth Leadership Representative • Special Honor Roll Student • Treasurer of Student Government • 1st Place winner at District FBLA in Business Calculations • Superintendent's Student Advisory Board • OPAC certified in keyboarding, math, and word • National Honor Society • Recording Secretary of Leadership Neshoba • ACT Distinction Club • Superior rating at Piano Festival (6 years)
In addition, Mary’s activities include: VEX Robotics Competition Team • Future Business Leaders of America • Neshoba Central Rockettes Dance Team • History Club • Student Government • Technology Student Association • Dance Teacher at Ms.Tina's Studio • Holy Cross Catholic Church member and youth group • Beta Club • Mu Alpha Theta
Assisting special needs children in playing softball through Diamond Dreams. • Organized and distributed clothing to the less fortunate at God's Closet. • Served food to the homeless at Love's Kitchen in Meridian, MS. • Visiting local nursing home residents and caroling to them at Christmas. • Served food to those in need at Open Arms in Philadelphia, MS.