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2018's top stories: Vanek takes state DYW crown


January 3, 2019

Tayma Vanek

Tayma Vanek waves to the crowd after claiming victory as the 2018 DYW.

Tayma Vanek, now in her senior year at Colfax High School, became the fourth Colfax entrant to win the state Distinguished Young Woman title in the 2018 edition which was at Pullman Aug. 4. She topped a entry of 11 contestants from around the state in the event which moved to the Pullman High School auditorium.

Vanek became the first state winner from Colfax since Stephanie Eng won the state title in what was then the America's Junior Miss competition in 2005. Sharon Marler of Colfax won the state title in 1977, and Linda Felber, who was a judge last August, won in 1964 and went on to win...

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