The Distinguished Young Woman of Mississippi 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 Semifinalist • ACT 30+ Club • Voice of Democracy Essay Winner - Hon. Mention, VFW Post 3955 • Selected USTA Mississippi Southern Jr. Cup 2014 - 2019 • Coca-Cola Scholar Athlete
In addition, Christina’s activities include: Performed at Carnegie Hall, International H.S. Orchestra • Performed at Sydney Opera House, International H.S. Orchestra • #1 USTA Junior Tennis Player in Mississippi • 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
200+ volunteer hours as a violinist in the Temple Baptist Church Orchestra • Collected & donated gently-used tennis racquets, shoes & balls to local kids • Hattiesburg Mayors Youth Council