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Local participants to compete in Distinguished Young Women of Idaho

August 30, 2018 GMT

High school senior girls from across the state will participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Idaho program that will be held Oct. 5 and 6 at The Colonial Theater in Idaho Falls.

Participants will compete for $27,500 in college scholarships. They also will have an opportunity to represent Idaho as the Distinguished Young Woman of Idaho for 2019.

The following girls from eastern Idaho will be participating in the state competition:

n Madison Fillmore, Sugar/Salem

n Emily Curtis, Madison

n Alexa Nedrow, Ashton

n McKenzie Webster, South Fremont

n Olivia Arave, Blackfoot

n Taite Baldwin, Snake River

n Kyla Campbell, Rigby

n Grace Christensen, Firth/Shelley

n Devyn Harding, Teton

n Rachel Moss, West Jefferson

n Ashley Okeson, Bonneville County

The girls will be evaluated by a panel of five judges in five categories: scholastics (25 percent), interview (25 percent), talent (20 percent), fitness (15 percent) and self-expression (15 percent). The participant who wins the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Idaho will advance to the 62nd Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile, Ala., on in late June, where she will join with 51 other representatives from across the country in competing for cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent the program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America, a program news release said.

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The showcases will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and 10 a.m. Oct. 6. The winner will be announced in the showcase on the evening of Oct. 6. The Distinguished Young Women program in Idaho Falls is open to the public and tickets will be available at the door for $15.

For information, contact Distinguished Young Women of Idaho Chairwoman Darady Van Orden at 208-521-0011 or email Idaho@DistinguishedYW.org.