Ticonderoga teen wins ‘Best Self’ title

— Megan Moser, Distinguished Young Woman of Ticonderoga, participated in the Distinguished Young Woman of New York recently and won the “Be Your Best Self” award during a statewide scholarship program for high school senior girls held at Maryvale High School in Buffalo.

Distinguished Young Women of New York is an official state preliminary of Distinguished Young Women, a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women. In addition to earning scholarships for college, those who participate in the Distinguished Young Women program develop friendships, self-confidence and other life skills that pave the way for future success.

Moser was one of 12 high school senior girls from New York who competed to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of New York for 2012. Participants were evaluated in the categories of scholastics (20 percent), interview (25 percent), fitness (15 percent), self-expression (15 percent) and talent (25 percent).

Throughout the next year, Moser will represent Ticonderoga at various public events and serve as a role model to young people by spreading the program’s national outreach message of “Be Your Best Self.”

The outreach program is designed to encourage self-esteem and excellence in all young people through its five principles: Be Healthy, Be Involved, Be Studious, Be Ambitious, and Be Responsible.

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