Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Local News

June 27, 2013

Middlebury teen seeking national title

Alexandra Hochstetler, Middlebury, will compete in the 56th Distinguished Young Women National Finals beginning today. Hochstetler, along with 49 other state representatives, has been in Mobile, Ala. for the past two weeks participating in community activities and preparing for the national scholarship competition.

The program’s evaluation process includes scholastics (20 percent), interview (25 percent), fitness (15 percent), talent (25 percent) and self-expression (15 percent). During the preliminary competition today and Friday, each participant will compete in the categories of self-expression, fitness and talent, according to organizers. Hochstetler has completed an individual interview with a panel of five judges and her scholastic performance has been scored through an evaluation process of her high school academic record and standardized test scores.

Ten finalists will be selected Saturday from the group of 50 young women and will compete for the opportunity to represent the program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2013 and for a share of more than $100,000 in cash college scholarships.

For her talent presentation, Hochstetler will perform “Warsaw Concerto” on the piano. Hochstetler is a 2013 graduate of Northridge High School and is the daughter of Rhonda and Nathan Hochstetler.

To view the live webcast of the Distinguished Young Women National Finals, visit http://www.distinguishedyw.org Saturday at 8 p.m. To see photos of participants from their time in Mobile, visit http://www.fpvision.com.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

There has been discussion at West Goshen Elementary School to require mandatory student uniforms in the future. How do you feel about the prospect of mandatory student uniforms in a public school environment?

I think it’s an excellent idea that is way overdue
I think it’s a bad idea and would be restrictive for students and parents.
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism