By RODNEY D. BOAM
Hannah May Waite, daughter of Aden and Eve Waite of Clifton, finished in the top 10 of the Distinguished Young Women (DYW) of Idaho pageant held in Idaho Falls last Saturday night. The West Side High School senior played a piano solo for her talent at the competition.
Some 36 girls from across the state participated in the competition. Waite said she plans to attend BYU or BYU-I.
Program Director Darady Van Orden, said the competition was really exciting.
“This year we had a group of fun and sharp girls with excellent grades. For being in the top 10, Waite received a $300 scholarship and she also won another $100 for winning a fitness preliminary,” she said.
Crowned this year’s DYW of Idaho was Natalie Stoker from Bonneville County.
DYW of Idaho is an official state preliminary of Distinguished Young Women, a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women. In addition to earning scholarships for college, those who participate in the Distinguished Young Women program develop friendships, self-confidence and other life skills that pave the way for future success. The Distinguished Young Women experience is open to every eligible young woman and there is no cost to participate.
The competition for scholarships begins at the local level, in towns and cities like yours. Participants from each of the 43 local programs advance to the state competition in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where a panel of five judges will select one representative to advance to the annual National Finals competition.
State representatives from all 50 states will travel to the historic port city of Mobile, Ala., for the 56th Annual Distinguished Young Women National Finals, June 27-29, 2013.
This story is sponsored by The Preston Citizen Bookstore.
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