Elkhart Central's Christine Medin named Indiana's Distinguished Young Woman

Two Elkhart County high school students competed in the scholarship competition.

Posted on Feb. 15, 2014 at 10:23 p.m.

For the second year in a row, Indiana's Distinguished Young Woman hails from Elkhart County.

Elkhart Central senior Christine Medin was named the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman for Indiana during the state finals of the scholarship competition on Saturday, Feb. 15, said Julie Dilorenzo, Medin's director for the competition. Medin will go on to compete in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile, Ala., in June.

In addition to winning the overall competition, Medin also won the interview, fitness and talent portions.

Her talent?

"She is a ballroom dancer that will knock your socks off," Dilorenzo said with a laugh during a phone interview Saturday night.

Overall, Medin has won more than $11,000 in scholarship money through Distinguished Young Woman. Dilorenzo said she has been accepted into several universities, but has not chosen one yet. Medin would like to major in physical therapy and continue on as a competitive ballroom dancer.

Erin Weber, a senior at Northridge High School, made the Top 10 and won the Spirit Award..

A total of 22 young women from across the state competed during the semi-finals on Thursday and Friday and finals on Saturday. The event was held in the Haven Auditorium at Indiana University Kokomo.

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