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Nationally Recognized Woman Learns More at NBC Right Now Studio

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A nationally recognized young woman from Kennewick stopped by KNDU's studio Wednesday to learn what goes on behind the scenes as she begins to enter into the world of broadcast journalism.     

Nicole Renard was recently named the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2013 and this fall she will be headed off to Chapman University in California.

She says she can't wait to step into the fast-paced world of live TV.

"(I feel) excitement and so much encouragement inspiration to get down to college and get started, knowing that this is a real thing and this is a real job that people have and it's something that I could potentially do (and) is exciting for me," Renard said.

Nicole says she'll be hitting the road this Sunday to start her studies in broadcast journalism.

She represented Washington state at the national program and won, taking home nearly $40,000 in scholarships to go toward her college career.

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