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2014 Miss Vermont Outstanding Teen crowned

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -  The new Miss Vermont Outstanding Teen was crowned Saturday night. Alexina Federhen is from Bennington and ran on an anti-bullying platform, something she says she chose because of her personal experiences.

"I was born cross-dominant, which means I'm right-handed and left-footed," she says, "so when I was little, my brain had to develop more synapses to connect either side of my brain to do things like reading and writing. So I was a late bloomer, we'll say, and I was bullied all throughout middle and elementary school because kids didn't really understand my issue."

She hopes to encourage kids to speak out and stand up against bullying.
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