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MOBILE, Ala. An Idaho girl has been named America s first ever Distinguished Young Woman.

Madison Leonard, a recent graduate of Coeur d'Alene High School, was Idaho s representative in the America s Junior Miss contest.

According to their Web site, the scholarship program changed its name this year from America s Junior Miss to Distinguished
Young Women to better reflect its mission as a program that rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.

Leonard won a total of $41,000 in cash scholarships during Saturday's competition. She plans to attend Pepperdine University to study journalism in the fall.

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