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Lexi Raikes, center, was crowned Taylor County Distinguished Young Woman 2018 Saturday night at Taylor County High School. She is joined by Matti Blakeman, left, and Macaela Hansford. Blakeman was first runner-up, while Hansford was second runner-up.
Raikes reigns as DYW

Standing in front of her fellow contestants, judges, and a capacity crowd at the Taylor County High School Auditorium, Taylor County High School senior Lexi Raikes was crowned 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County.

Raikes, the daughter of Jeremy and Tiffany Cornish, said she would have been happy for any of the 12 other contestants to win, but she was honored that she was chosen.