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Titles Earned by Mary Ruth Neyman

Competing in National Baton Twirling Association and Drum Majorettes of America events, Mary Ruth, 1957, won the following titles:

  • 1956 Tennessee State Champion Majorette
  • 1956 National Champion Strutter
  • 1957 Tennessee State Champion Twirler
  • 1959 Tennessee State Champion Twirler
  • 1959 Tennessee State Champion Majorette
  • 1959 International Champion Strutter


Graduated from Central in 1965. Had the honor of being Mr. Central 1965. Started on the Central Basketball Team for three years and was a member of the Track Team in my senior year. Shared command with Bryant Millsaps of the Central JROTC unit in my senior year. Other activites at Central are documented in the 1963 -1965 Champions. Received an athletic scholarship and played Division I College Basketball for four years. When I graduated from Auburn in 1969, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Adjutant General Corps and served 25 years on active duty, retiring in 1994. Some of the military awards I earned include the Legion of Merit, one Meritorious Service Medal for Achievement, six Meritorious Service Medals for Service, Joint Service Medal for Achievement, two Army Commendations Medals, and Viet Nam Service Medal. After retirement in 1994, I became a Real Estate Broker until my second retirement in 2010. I am passionate about Central History and am pleased to be Administrator of this Blog/Site.

One thought on “Titles Earned by Mary Ruth Neyman

  1. Knew Mary Ruth since we were about 12 years old. She was always one of my favorite persons, dated a few times. Lost contact for a long time, she and I both wed and I enlisted in the Navy for 10 years.In 1985, we became re acquainted with each other once again. Mary was an outstand person and a very talented and beautiful girl.

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