Distinguished Young Women participants come from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common: the desire to succeed. Below are the Distinguished Young Women of Shafter participants for the Class of 2023.

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Faith Bazaldua

High School: Shafter High School

College Preference: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Career Goals: Structural Engineer

Talent: Monologue (Medusa, by )

Juleebeth Diaz

High School:

College Preference: University of California, Berkeley

Career Goals: English/Writing major

Talent: Poetry ("Lables" - Poem , by Me )

Cassandra Gutierrez

High School: Shafter High School

College Preference: California State University of Bakersfield

Career Goals: Mechanical Engineering

Talent: Colorguard / Dance (“Vienna” by Billy Joel, by Eric Duran and Johnny Monroe)

Arianna Mendez

High School: Shafter High School

College Preference: San Diego State University

Career Goals: Registered Nursing

Talent: Folklorico Dance 

Jessica Moreno-Bravo

High School:

College Preference: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise

Career Goals: My goal is to become a Fashion Designer.

Talent: Vocal ("I'll Always Remember You", by Hannah Montana)

Laura Neufeld

High School:

College Preference: Ball State University

Career Goals: Interior Design

Talent: Vocal  (“For Forever” from Dear Evan Hansen, by Steven Levenson)

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