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Kamiakin High senior chosen to represent Washington in Distinguished Young Women program

PULLMAN -- Kennewick's Distinguished Young Woman, Nicole Renard, has been named Washington's representative to the 2013 Distinguished Young Women national program.

Renard, daughter of Pamela Walker-Renard and Victor Renard of Kennewick, was chosen Saturday during the annual program held at Washington State University's Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.

Nineteen seniors-to-be from across Washington performed to a theater of families and friends during the program's competition. More than $10,000 in college scholarships and awards were shared among the young women.

The Kamiakin High School senior received a $4,000 cash scholarship with her title. She also won $250 scholarships in the fitness, talent, self-expression and interview categories. Renard will go on to compete at the annual program in Mobile, Ala., next summer.

First runner-up, Camiel Bruneel, DYW of Moses Lake, received a $1,500 scholarship. She also won $250 scholarships in the fitness and scholastic categories. Bruneel's parents are Gaylene and Frank Bruneel.

Othello's DYW, Brooke Roylance, won a $250 scholastic category award. Her parents are Jeanette and Ronald Roylance.

Kendall Earl of Moses Lake is the Distinguished Young Woman of Washington for 2011-12. She was selected a year ago during the 54th annual state competition.

While representing Washington in Mobile, Ala., in June, she was one of the top 10 finalists and an award winner in the self-expression judging category, giving her $3,500 in scholarships. Earl also won the $1,500 Bel Air Mall Community Service Award.