The Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County for 2020 is Elizabeth Palagi, from Lebanon.
Elizabeth’s achievements include: 1st Team All Region High School Varsity Soccer • Kentucky High School Assoc. Academic All-State First Team 4 times • Academic 4.0 Award Recipient 3 times • Girls' Soccer Athlete of the Year • Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference Scholarship Award Recipient • Varsity Best Offensive Player 3 times • Work Ethic Seal Award Recipient 3 times • Marion County High School Team Scholar 4.0 • Marion County Area Technology Center Student of the Month • 18th District and 5th Region All Tournament Team Girls' Soccer Awards
In addition, Elizabeth’s activities include: Varsity Soccer Captain 3 times • Atletico Flames Futbol Club • Student Ambassadors • Lifeguard • Soccer Referee • Beta • Washington D.C. Kentucky Youth Tour • Pep Club • Future Farmers of America • HOSA- Future Health Professionals
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference Service Project • Student Ambassadors Mentoring Program • Senior Altar Serving for Saint Augustine Church • Shield Projects- winter clothes drive, food drive, and detergent drive • Marion County High School Childrens' Summer Soccer Camp Instructor