Here's something I didn't know yesterday, there's a competition that takes place in all 50 states in the US and it's called Distinguished Young Women.

Apparently, the contest has been around for quite a while now and according to their website:

Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future.

The Distinguished Young Women competition makes "over $1 Billion in scholarships available every year" so it's a big deal. Even bigger locally because Rockford teen, Sabrina Meng was named the Rockford 2020 Distinguished Young Woman.

WREX:

Sabrina Meng will compete in the Distinguished Young Women of Illinois State program on Tuesday in Orland Park...Sabrina is a senior at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. She is a Science Olympiad, USA Biology Semifinalist, US Figure Skating double gold medalist and first violinist in the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. Sabrina will perform a violin performance as her talent during the state program.

The Distinguished Young Women competition is absolutely free to enter. Here's your chance to showcase your talent and get rewarded with a slew of college scholarships.

Earlier this year, Meng was one of 20 Rockford high school students to win a Young American Award.

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