Nicole Renard of Kennewick was named the 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of America in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday.
The program formerly was known as America's Junior Miss program.
She earned $34,000 in scholarships, said Sue Hinz, spokeswoman for the Washington program. She plans to attend Chapman University in Anaheim, Calif., to study TV broadcast journalism.
Renard, 18, a graduate of Kamiakin High School, is the daughter of Pamela Walker-Renard and Victor Renard.