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Felton Teen Named Distinguished Young Woman of Delaware

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FELTON, Del.- On August 2, Arlene Maheu of Felton, Del. was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Delaware.

Maheu was awarded $2650 in cash scholarships during a statewide scholarship program for high school girls held at the Possum Point Theater in Georgetown, Del.

Maheu was one of ten high school senior girls from Delaware who competed to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of Delaware for 2015. Participants were evaluated in the categories of Scholastics (20%), Interview (25%), Fitness (15%), Self-Expression (15%) and Talent (25%).

Throughout the next year, Maheu will represent the state at various public events and serve as a role model to young people by spreading the program's national outreach message of "Be Your Best Self." The outreach program is designed to encourage self-esteem and excellence in all young people through its five principles: Be Healthy, Be Involved, Be Studious, Be Ambitious, and Be Responsible.

Maheu is the daughter of John and Rosemarie Maheu and is a senior at Polytech High School in Woodside, Del.

The 58th National Finals will take place on June 25, 26, and 27, 2015, in Mobile, Ala. Maheu will travel to Mobile, Ala. along with 49 other state representatives to participate in personal development activities and community service projects before competing for the opportunity to become the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2015 and for additional cash scholarships. Georgia's Brooke Rucker, who will attend Florida State University in the fall, won the 2014 overall award.

About Distinguished Young Women

Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. During its 57 years of operation, the program has provided life-changing experiences for more than 730,000 young women. Last year, Distinguished Young Women provided more than $367 million in cash and college scholarship opportunities to program participants at the local, state and national level. Previously known as America's Junior Miss, the program announced its new name in June 2010.

The mission of Distinguished Young Women is to positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent. National sponsors include the City of Mobile, Mobile County, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, The State of Alabama, Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Alabama Power Foundation, Encore Rehabilitation, Wintzell's Oyster House, Master Boat Builders, Regions Financial Corporation, and Alabama Media Group.

For more information about Distinguished Young Women: visit www.DistinguishedYW.org., www.facebook.com/distinguishedyw; www.twitter.com/distinguishedyw; www.youtube.com/user/distinguishedyw
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