Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Miiko Toussaint, Idaho's 2014 Distinguished Young Woman, placed in the top 10 at the national event that ended last Saturday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Last Saturday, Miiko Toussaint of Blackfoot was named on of the 10 finalists in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals competition. She was awarded a $3,500 cash scholarship for being in the top 10 and another $1,000 for being in the top five in the fitness category.
"DYW is all about developing you; becoming your best self," said Toussaint. "It was really humbling to be a little fish in a big pond.
"I did my best," she said. "I stayed true to myself.
"[In my self expression answer,] I did really well until I talked about where babies came from," said Toussaint.
Asked to explain, she said, "The question was, 'Where do you see women in 10 years?'
See Thursday's Morning News for the full story.