The Distinguished Young Woman of Moscow for 2021 is Hope Belschner, from Moscow.
Hope’s achievements include: Qualified for the North American Irish Dance Championships • Knights Award (Model Student Award - multiple times) • A Honor Roll (1st grade - present) • Presidential Physical Fitness • National Latin Exam, Silver Medal • Lettered in Varsity Basketball • Selected to attend the Riverdance Summer School in Dublin • Received top rank in annual speech meets, 7 years • •
In addition, Hope’s activities include: Competitive Irish dance • Lead instructor at a local dance studio • Collegium Musicum (NSA College Choral Ensemble) • Individual voice training • Member of an Irish dance troupe (for public performances) • Community Theater • Speech and Debate • Volleyball • Basketball • Track and Field
Organized & taught Music & Movement class for special needs children (ongoing) • Participated in Feed the Need, assisting local food banks • Assisted in teaching folk dance at New Saint Andrews' Music Camp • Prepare frozen meals for my church food bank as a service to needy families. • Regularly help care for my many nieces and nephews (newborn to age 8)