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Tayma Vanek of Colfax wins state DYW title


August 9, 2018

Tayma Vanek

Colfax senior Tayma Vanek waves to the crowd after she was presented with the Washington Distinguished Young Woman medal at the close of competition.

Tayma Vanek of Colfax topped a field of 11 contestants to win the state Distinguished Young Woman title Saturday night at the Pullman High School auditorium. She will represent the state in the national competition next year in Mobile, Ala.

The daughter of G. Todd and Amy Vanek of Colfax, Tayma also was a co-winner in three of the event's competition segments. They included self-expression, talent and the judges' interview. Each event carried a $250 prize. She performed a piano solo, "Waterfall" by John Schmidt, which she also played while winning the Colfax DYW event.

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