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The Morning Newsâ€”Melanie Moore
Last year's Distinguished Dude Beau Hoskins, center, is surrounded by candidates vying for this year's title. Seventeen juniors showcased their fitness, talent and self expression in search of being named Distinguished Dude. The event is a fundraiser for Blackfoot's Distinguished Young Women program, which will be March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
"I sincerely apologize to anyone who may have been offended in tonight's program by the questionable actions of some of our Dudes," said DYW chairman Rachel Hanson. "I sincerely thank all those honest Distinguished Dudes who were very appropriate and a joy to watch. You did a fantastic job tonight! I thank the community for your support and will be more attentive to what happens on stage in the Distinguished Dude competition so as not to have to apologize for offending anyone. Thank you again for your support."