Student named Young Woman of Distinction

Published 04/11 2013 04:57PM

Updated 04/11 2013 06:32PM

CHAMPAIGN -- A Central junior is being honored for her drive and determination. Ranija Turner is this year's Young Woman of Distinction.

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois gave her the award. She's involved in dozens of activities including the National Honors Club.

Turner's dad had a heart transplant. After being in and out of hospitals right by his side, she now plans to open her own practice.

"I just wanna be a motivation to other people and just let them know that you can do anything if you just put your mind to it," Turner said.

Turner will be honored Thursday night at the 22nd Woman of Distinction Award Celebration. It's at the Hilton Garden Inn until 8 pm.

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