She was selected Saturday, March 30, from among six candidates in the annual scholarship program, held this year in the Kimball High auditorium.
The daughter of Mitch and Rechelle Pearlman will represent Tracy in the statewide Distinguished Young Woman finals in Bakersfield in July.
For winning the local program, formerly known as Junior Miss, Natalie won a $1,000 college scholarship. She also received a $200 scholarship for her scholastic achievement — she has a 4.5 grade-point average — and $150 scholarship for being voted by the contestants as the one with the most spirit.
According to Patty Knaap, the program’s co-chair, Natalie hopes to use her scholarship while attending Stanford University, University of California, Davis, or the University of Idaho to major in biology. She wants to eventually enter medical school.
At Kimball High, she is active in the school leadership program and is a member of the varsity swim team. She is also involved with the Girl Scouts.
Other scholarships were awarded to Elizabeth Higa, $400 as first alternate; Ashlie Rodgers, $150 for winning the talent competition and $150 for excelling in fitness; and Lindsey Raaker, $150 for first place in self-expression.
Saturday’s Distinguished Young Woman of Tracy program was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Tracy, which launched the annual event in 1971.
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