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‘Distinguished’ Kayhi grad heads to national contest

Ketchikan’s Emma Scott, fourth from the left, is seen during the state Distinguished Young Women competition. She won the state contest, and will compete in the national competition June 27-29 in Alabama.

Ketchikan’s Emma Scott soon will head to Mobile, Alabama, to represent Alaska in the 56th annual Distinguished Young Women national scholarship competition, which is June 27 through 29.

Scott won the state competition in March, when she and seven other young women from Alaska gathered at Ketchikan High School auditorium to demonstrate their skills in various categories, including interview, talent, fitness and self-expression.

The national competition will include similar categories. Prior to the event, Scott will spend two weeks in Mobile with the 49 other state winners. They will participate in team building activities, community service projects, various events and many hours of rehearsal in preparation for the three night scholarship competition.

If selected as the overall winner, Scott will spend the next year representing Distinguished Young Women across the country through various appearances and promoting the program’s outreach initiative of “Be Your Best Self.”

That program is designed to address issues facing children, including obesity and high school dropout rates.

Scott just graduated from Kayhi, and is the daughter of Shari and James Scott.

To view the live webcast of the Distinguished Young Women National Finals, visit www.distinguishedyw.org on Saturday, June 29 at 7 p.m. central time, which is 5 p.m. Alaska time.

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