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Education Briefs for Oct. 30

Bloch, Krog included in statewide scholarship competition

High school senior girls from across Minnesota will join together in Burnsville for the Distinguished Young Women of Minnesota program Sunday, Nov. 10, at The Garage in Burnsville. Participants will compete for over $2,000 in college scholarships and the opportunity to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of Minnesota for 2020.

Distinguished Young Women of Minnesota welcomes the following participants: Kim Bloch of Ivanhoe; Zöe Bonnett of Lakeville; Abbie Gotham of Mendota Heights; Hannah Hawley of Elk River; Molly Krog of Arco; Lydia Meier of New London; and Aunika Zheng of North Oaks.

The seven young women competing will be evaluated by a panel of five judges in the following categories: Scholastics (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%), Fitness (15%), and Self-Expression (15%). The participant selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Minnesota will advance to the national level at the 63rd Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile, Ala., on June 25, 26 and 27, 2020, where she will join with 50 other representatives from across the country in competing for cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent the program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America.

The Nov. 10 program is open to the public and will begin at 4 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $20.

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