Alexandra Hochstetler of Middlebury was a Scholastic Scholarship winner on Friday night, June 28, in the preliminary competition of the Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile, Ala.
Hochstetler won the Indiana Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program for 2013 in March. The contest was formerly known as the Junior Miss scholarship program.
On Friday, Hochstetler competed for community-supported cash scholarships in the fitness, talent and self-expression categories. Hochstetler’s talent was performing “Warsaw Concerto” by Richard Addinsell on the piano. Saturday evening, June 29, will bring the big announcement of who will be the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2013.
Hochstetler graduated from Northridge High School this spring. She plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis this fall to study in the biology and pre-medical programs with a focus in neuroscience. She plans to attend medical school and then teach and do research at the college level.
Hochstetler is the daughter of Rhonda and Nathan Hochstetler.