Distinguished Young Women OF New Mexico

is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholastics, leadership and talent in young women. Earn scholarships for higher education, personally develop through the DYW Life Skills Workshops, and make new friends from around the state.

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Makayla Zamora
Distinguished Young Woman of New Mexico for 2023
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

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Life-Changing Experience

College scholarships are awarded at the state level and millions in college-granted scholarships are available nationally. The state representative will advance to the national program for the opportunity to compete for cash tuition scholarships. To participate, you must be in your junior of high school. Participants are evaluated in the areas of: scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression, and fitness.

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2023 Distinguished Young Woman of New Mexico

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Makayla Zamora
FromLas Cruces
University PreferenceChapman University
Career GoalPharmacist

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of New Mexico

Photo of Makayla Zamora
Makayla Zamora
Las Cruces

University Preference
Chapman University

Career Goal

High GPA recognition Region 6 Representative for Student Council3rd at the State Cheer CompetitionPlaced 1st and 2nd place at HOSA state competitions

Best BuddiesHOSA, officer positionJunior Leadership, Las Cruces Chamber of CommerceNational Honors SocietyStudent Advisory Council, officer positionStudent Government, officer positionStudent Success ProgramVarsity Cheer

Campus/City Clean upsDress A ChildMake A Wish Stars, and the Miracle Minute Event for Make A WishNavajo Rug Auction VolunteerSalvation Army Christmas Gifts

2024 State Participants

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