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Vergennes Teen Wins State Junior Miss Title

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Tuesday January 30, 2007

    Alexandra Larrow was awarded the title of Vermont’s Junior Miss 2007 at the VT State Finals on January 20 in Chester. Along with her title, she received a $600 cash scholarship, an $11,000 scholarship to Green Mountain College, the official Junior Miss Medallion, and all expense paid trip to Mobile, AL .  Alexandra is the daughter of Jim and Nancy Larrow and is a student at Vergennes Union High School     A panel of five judges selected her from a field of high school seniors competing in the 50th annual Vermont’s Junior Miss scholarship program.

    In addition to winning this award, Alexandra also received several other awards: the fitness award, talent award, self-expression award, interview award, and the Spirit of Junior Miss award.  In total, she received $950 in cash scholarships and $21,000 in scholarships to Green Mountain College .

    Larrow will go on to compete in the 50th Annual America’s Junior Miss National Finals in Mobile,  Alabama, in June 2007, where she will have the opportunity to win a share of more than $100,000 in cash scholarships.

    The categories in which the contestants were evaluated were interview (25%), talent (25%), fitness (15%), and self-expression (15%). A separate panel evaluated the contestants in the scholastics category (20%).

    First Runner-up was Brianna Beehler of Chester.  She also received the scholastics award, for a total of $350 in cash scholarships and $5,000 in scholarships to Green Mountain College.  Sponsors of Vermont ‘s Junior Miss for 2006 are Green Mountain College, Digital Blue, Spencer Hall, David Chaves Excavating, LeClair Brothers Electric, Seguins Electric, Town and Country Self Storage, Mary Mitchelle Miller Real Estate, Sons of the American Legion Post 67,  Christophers in Ludlow, Lisai's Market, Zachary's Pizza, Vision Graphics, Green Mountain Union High School, and Springfield Parks and Recs.

    Vermont’s Junior Miss is an official preliminary of America’s Junior Miss (AJM). Founded in 1958, AJM is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school senior girls. The nonprofit program’s goal is to honor young women who excel and encourage them to obtain a college education and assume roles of leadership in their communities and professions. During the past 49 years, AJM has awarded cash scholarships totaling almost $90 million to girls across the nation. More than 700,000 young college-bound young women have competed in the program, including Diane Sawyer, co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and co-anchor of “Primetime Thursday;” Deborah Norville, host of “Inside Edition;” E.D. Hill, an anchor on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends;” and Debra Messing, co-star of NBC’s “Will & Grace.”


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