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Yeh visits with Dayton

Miss Minnesota Rebecca Yeh met with Gov. Mark Dayton to talk about her platform, ‘My Voice for Philip,’ which focuses on autism. Yeh was also crowned Miss Northwest in 2012. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Thursday morning, Miss Minnesota Rebecca Yeh met with Gov. Mark Dayton at the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul. Yeh was crowned Miss Minnesota on June 15, 2013, and she was also crowned Miss Northwest 2012.

Yeh is a native of Nisswa and a student at Ohio Northern University, where she is pursuing a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. An accomplished violinist, Yeh has been a violin instructor since the age of 13 and performs regularly as a soloist, as a member of a string trio, and as part of a string quartet.

As Miss Minnesota, Yeh’s service platform is entitled “My Voice for Philip,” and was inspired by her 22-year old brother Phil who was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. She regularly speaks to Minnesotans about early detection and public awareness of autism – a disorder that affects more than 1.5 million people.

Yeh is also an official spokesperson for the Children’s Miracle Network in Minnesota.