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Distinguished Young Women of Keizer contestant Kendra Smith (left) strikes a pose with Little Sister Shai-Ann Helton during program rehearsals last week. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

Distinguished Young Women of Keizer contestant Kendra Smith (left) strikes a pose with Little Sister Shai-Ann Helton during program rehearsals last week. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

Nine McNary High School juniors will take the stage Saturday, May 11, at the high school to compete for scholarships in the annual Distinguished Young Women of Keizer (DYWK) scholarship program.

The program, formally known as Junior Miss, gives young women with college aspirations the opportunity to showcase their abilities in scholastic achievement, writing, interviewing, fitness, spirit and talent.

For the contestants, it’s an opportunity to stretch the boundaries of their perceived limitations and highlight other ones where they’re already confident.

“We do a fitness section where we do a dance, but I’m not really a dancing person,” said Lexi Price. “I’m looking forward to the interview portion because I’ve always enjoyed that type of thing.”

The program begins at 7 p.m. in McNary’s Ken Collins Theatre.

Tickets for the event are $12 at the door.


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