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Bingham returns from competition | Preston Citizen

Bingham returns from competition

October 26, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER 

Citizen staff writer

West Side High School senior Kennedy Bingham recently returned home from a week spent in Idaho Falls, where she competed for the state title of Farm Bureau sponsored Distinguished Young Women. She won the title for Franklin County last April

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Kennedy, the daughter of April and Ken, said even though she didn’t place in the top 10, she still felt like she was a winner. “I learned so much,” said Kennedy. “It was amazing. Yes, I would do it again. Of course I would. It was an amazing experience and I will never forget it.”

Kennedy Bingham

Kennedy Bingham

Kennedy was one of 40 girls state wide who competed in the annual event. Each girl, representing her home county, held a shoe drive throughout this past year. A goal was set for the girls to collect 35,000 pair. According to Bingham, the girls actually collected 75,000 pair, to be sent to South American countries and Africa as a humanitarian project. Kennedy collected 1,453 pair from Franklin County.

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