Two Elkhart County women take home Duke of Edinburgh's Awards

Two Elkhart County women each received bronze medals as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program Thursday, June 19, at the Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant in Zionsville.

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 6:15 a.m.

Two Elkhart County women were presented with medals for their participation in an international awards program that promotes positive change in their communities.

Chloe Anagnos, of Elkhart, and Emily Mishler, of Goshen, were presented with bronze medals for their participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program. They received the awards at the Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant Thursday night, June 19, in Zionsville. Anagnos was crowned Miss Ball State University in January, and Mishler was crowned Miss Purdue University in March.

Anagnos and Mishler are among 59 young women from across Indiana competing this week for the Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen 2014 titles.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II, founded the award program in 1956. The program’s website states it is dedicated to achievements in “Community Service, Physical Fitness, Special Skills, and Adventurous Journey”.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program currently operates in over 140 countries around the world, according to its website. In 2013, 140,000 participants earned bronze, silver and gold awards.

Tickets for the Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen Finals have sold out. However, you can watch a live stream of the event at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the competition’s official website.

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