The Distinguished Young Woman of Mobile County for 2020 is Maria Moxey, from Mobile.
Maria’s achievements include: International Bacculaureate Diploma candidate • Presented research project at Smithsonian's National History Museum • National Honor Society, National French Honor Society • Mensa Honor Society, Mensa International member • Alabama State Reflections PTA Fine Arts Dance Choreography Winner • Modern Choreography selected for Mississippi Dance Festival showcase • Selected by audition as Principal Ballerina, Mobile Co. Honor Dance • TapKid's Tap SpecTapular castmember for 3 summers in Burlington, VT • AP Scholar with Distinction, Academic Letter & Bar • National Merit Semi-Finalist
In addition, Maria’s activities include: Adv. Tap Instructor at Gulf Coast Dance Alliance • Jazz City Tap Fest Intern • Model UN • University of South Alabama Math Circle • Kinetics Dance Company • Studied with Bob Fosse's protege Chett Walker • Tap Dance choreographer for Mobile Ballet • Neighborhood Pet Sitter • My wow moment: Performed tap solo for Ben Vereen per his request • Drawing and Painting
League of Women Voters: Tally votes at local polls & report to media outlets • Animal Rescue Foundation: TV & adoption events spokesperson, transport, foster • Lorraine Kelly Petit Foundation for Dance: Fundraise, assist inner city classes • National Crime Victims' Rights Week and the Victim Remembrance Vigil • March for Science, March for Women, and Coastal Coalition for Immigrant Justice