Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Forrest County for 2020 is Lainey James, from Hattiesburg.

Lainey’s achievements include: Student Council/Vice President Sr Class • Highest Avg:English;Algebra;Geography;History;MS Studies • Mobile Big Game Junior Lady Angler • NYC Rockettes Intensive -Dance Titles & Awards • Joffrey Ballet Scholarship/NYCDA Scholarship • Sponsored by: Calcutta, Vortex UV, 4Outdoor Sports • Beta Club/Nt'l Youth Leader Nominee • Independent Club of Hattiesburg Vice President • Team up for St. Jude National Winner • Captain of PCS Dance Team

In addition, Lainey’s activities include: Sports Fishing Enthusiast • TOKYO Dance Company Member • PCS Cheerleader • PCS Golf Team • Instagram Influencer • PCS Dance Team • Snow Skiing • PCS Track Team • Boating • Hub City Young Life
Jr.Aux.Crown Club-Tim Tebow's Night to Shine,Pennington's Night Out,Empty Bowls • Collected perfume, makeup, & jewelry and delivered to St. Jude's teen prom room • Collected donations and raised funds for local animal shelters • Baked, decorated & delivered cookies to local fire & police departments • Adopted needy family to provide Christmas presents

National Sponsors