Kennewick Teen Wins National Event

Press Release from Distinguished Young Woman Organization-

Mobile, Ala. (June 29, 2013) – On Saturday, June 29, Nicole Renard of Kennewick, Wash. was named the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2013 and presented with a cash scholarship of $30,000 at the conclusion of the 56th Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile, Ala.

Renard earned preliminary scholarship awards in the fitness and talent categories totaling $2,000 in additional cash scholarships.

Following a selection process that began in her home state of Washington, Renard traveled to Mobile, Ala. along with 49 other state representatives to participate in community activities and prepare for the 56th annual national competition. Renard amassed a total of $37,000 in cash scholarships through her participation in the Distinguished Young Women program at the state and national levels.

In addition to serving as the national representative of Distinguished Young Women for the next year, Renard will attend Chapman University and pursue undergraduate studies in Musical Theater.

Renard attended Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, Wash.

Other participants receiving top awards in the 2013 Distinguished Young Women National Finals include Rachel Tunney of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (First Runner Up) and Ciera Horton of Orlando, Fla. (Second Runner Up).