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Junior Miss contestant

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Shelbyville girl in Junior Miss pageant

By Sharon Warner

Angela Cook of Shelbyville will participate in the Kentucky Junior Miss program

January 14-15 in Lexington.

Tickets may be purchased through the Singletary Center for the Arts at 859-257-4929 or visitwww.singletarytickets.com.

Founded in 1958 America's Junior Miss is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls.

On Jan. 15, Kentucky's Junior Miss will officially change its name to Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky as part of a national rebranding.

The winner will travel to Mobile, Ala., to participate in personal development activities and community service projects before competing for the opportunity to become the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2011 and for a share of more than $125,000 in cash scholarships. I

Idaho's Madison Leonard, who attends Pepperdine University, is the 2010 national representative.

For more information, contact Buddy Hoskinson, Kentucky's Junior Miss Chairman, at bhoskinson@spencerian.edu or Cassidy Grimes at Cassidy@DistinguishedYW.org or visit www.DistinguishedYW.org.