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Washington Teen Wins National Scholarship Contest

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A total of $116,000 in scholarships has been awarded in the 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of America contest.
    
Fifty girls representing each state competed in talent, physical fitness, self-expression, scholastic and interview competitions, which ended Saturday night at the Mobile Civic Center Theater. AL.com reports (http://bit.ly/15TcPvZ) the event also included two weeks of community activities, rehearsals and preliminary rounds.
    
Nicole Renard of Washington state won the competition and was awarded a gold medal and a $30,000 scholarship. Runner up, Rachel Tunney of South Carolina was awarded a $15,000 scholarship. Second runner up Ciera Horton of Florida was given a $10,000 scholarship.
    
Seven other finalists were given $2,500 scholarships.
    
Distinguished Young Women officials say the organization is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls.
    

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