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UTAH TEEN COMPETES AT OPRYLAND PARK

Juliette West, Miss Utah in America's National Teen-Ager Scholarship Program, competed in the program's finals last month at the Opryland theme park in Nashville.

West and finalists from all 50 states and Puerto Rico spent the weekend of Aug. 14-15 vying for a $10,000 college scholarship and other prizes during the contest's 21st annual event. West, of Salt Lake City, won the opportunity to travel to Tennessee earlier this year by capturing the state contest.While in Nashville, the contestants took time off from competition to visit Grand Ole Opryland and mingle with the many personalities featured at the popular country-western theme park.

Over the past 20 years, the program has awarded more than $85 million in college scholarships and cash.