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March 14, 2013

Local contestants vie for State Distinguished Young Woman

TICONDEROGA — Contestants from Ticonderoga and Crown Point were entered in the Distinguished Young Women of New York scholarship program held recently at the Performing Arts Center of the University at Albany.

Eight high-school seniors competed for college scholarships and the opportunity to represent the Empire State as the New York State Distinguished Young Woman of 2013.

Among those competing were 2012 Ticonderoga Distinguished Young Woman Alaina Bevilacqua and Crown Point Distinguished Young Woman Taylor Booth.

Pam Moser of Ticonderoga is the state director of the program, and Tobi Hay, director of admissions at Clinton Community College, was one of the judges.

The state winner was Brittany Rose Egnot from Albany, the recipient of the scholastics, talent, interview, and self-expression awards.

Egnot will advance to the national level at the 56th Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile, Ala., in June, where she will join with 49 other state representatives in competing for cash scholarships and a chance to be the Distinguished Young Woman of America.

Veronica Schuver from Lakewood was first runner up, Samantha Bowers from Williamsville was the recipient of the fitness award, and Angelyn Brown from Alden won the Spirit Award and the Be Your Best Self Outreach Award.

The total amount awarded in scholarships was $3,000, with Siemens AG as a major sponsor. The eight young women were evaluated by a panel of five judges.

The program was formerly known as the Junior Miss Scholarship Program.

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