15 young ladies participate in Distinguished Women of Washington

PULLMAN, WA - 15 young Washington women are anxiously waiting to take the stage Saturday night in Pullman.

Jenee' Ryan tells us who these women are, and what they're doing.

Saturday night is the big night for these young ladies, the night they have been preparing for months, the 57th Annual Distinguished Young Women of Washington, previously known as America's Junior Miss.

After a long week of routine practices, Saturday night the high school seniors will take the stage and compete for over $10,000 worth of college scholarships. The girls will be judged on talent, self expression, fitness, interview and most importantly, scholastics. There are a total of 15 girls in the program, five of which are local.

"Hi, I'm Lindsey Heflin. I'm from Clarkston and I'm 17-years old."

"Hi, my name is Amara Huber. I am 17-years old and I represent Colfax."

"Hi, I'm Savannah Chadwick. I am 17 and I represent the communities of Colton and Uniontown."

"Hi, I'm Skyler Smith. I'm from Asotin, Washington and I'm 17-years old."

"Hi, I'm Rose Jao. I'm from Pullman and I'm 16-years old."

The event is Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at WSU's Beasley Coliseum with tickets available at the door.