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By Jeremy Burnham

Gingrich heads to Distinguished Young Woman state competition


Last updated 8/1/2019 at 12:07pm

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Katheran Gingrich (No. 2) celebrates after being named the Distinguished Young Woman of Lind-Ritzville for 2020 in March. This weekend, Gingrich will compete at the state competition in Pullman.

Katheran Gingrich, Lind-Ritzville's Distinguished Young Woman, is on her way to Pullman to compete in the state round of the national competition on Aug. 3. Gingrich, 17, is a junior at Lind-Ritzville High School.

According to the DYW website, "Each Distinguished Young Women program evaluates participants in the following categories: Scholastics (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%), Fitness (15%), and Self-Expression (15%). Local program winners, in states where locals are available, advance to the state level. All state winners participate in the National Finals which is held in Mobile, Al...

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