Shelby teen Dea Biancarellis is looking to take home the title of 2012 Distinguished Young Woman award on Saturday night, in addition to thousands of dollars in scholarships.
For the past two weeks Biancarelli has spent her time in Mobile, Alabama, preparing for the 55th Distinguished Young Women National Finals.
The scholarship program is designed to promote scholarship, leadership and talent.
Biancarelli took part in the preliminaries for the past two days and Saturday night she will find out if she is in the top 10 and continue on to the finals.
Judges have scored her in five different categories: academics, an interview, fitness, talent, and on how she carries herself, as well as answering an on the spot question.
Her mother Mary Ann said her daughter is exhausted from the competition, but very excited: "I'm really feeling really happy and excited for her because it's such an amazing experience. It's something that she'll never experience again. To meet girls from all different backgrounds in all of the 50 states is just something I don't know many people get to do very often in their lifetime."
Finals will be streamed live online at 6 p.m. Click here for that link.