Shumaker competing for Distinguished Young Woman


Faith Shumaker, Distinguished Young Woman of Neshoba County, will be one of 29 Mississippi high school seniors competing for more than $28,900 in college scholarships when the 2022 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Program gets underway Thursday in Meridian.

The state program is now in its 65th year celebrating and spotlighting outstanding achievements of the state’s best and brightest high school girls. The three nights of competition at The Evangel Temple concludes Saturday.

Curtains open 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Faith, the daughter of Reggie and Tammy Shumaker of Philadelphia, attends Neshoba Central High School.

Her academic accomplishments, membership and hobbies include National Honor Society, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, FBLA, and the Rockettes Dance Team. She plans to attend Mississippi State University to pursue a career as a Sports Broadcaster. During the week-long program, contestants are evaluated on scholastic achievement, fitness, self-expression, talent and interview.

Shumaker has chosen a Lyrical Dance presentation of “Hold On To Me” for her talent.

Reserved tickets for the 2022 Distinguished Young Women Program are available for $60 for a three-night package. General admission tickets are available for $45 for a three night package, or may be purchased for individual evenings: $15, Thursday; $15, Friday; and $20, Saturday. Tickets may be obtained by calling 601-480-3438. 

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