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The Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program


By Jeff Gomske

Buhl, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A young women's talent show is back Thursday and shows no signs of slowing down.

The Distinguished Young Women Program started in 1957, known then as America's Junior Miss.

It was a very popular pageant here in Magic Valley until the late 80’s, when it stopped for 20 years.

Kristina Nye brought the program back 5 years ago in order to help showcase young women in southern idaho.

12 girls competed Thursday in several categories, including fitness, self expression, talent, scholastic and interview.

5 years ago the winners divided up around $2,000 in winnings and this year it’s around $10,000.

The winner has the opportunity to represent Idaho at the National Finals held in Mobile, Alabama.

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