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 New Mexico participants for the Class of 2023.

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Brianna Guapo

City: Sunland Park

College Preference: None

Career Goals: Criminal Defense Attorney

Talent: Trombone Playing (Concertino Petite by Jaroslav Cimera & Isabella Rinaldi Sares, by )

Esther Heerema

City: Las Cruces

College Preference: Dream: Washington University (St Louis)

Career Goals: Interested in speech therapy

Talent: Poetry Recitation (Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, by Robert Frost)

Nevaeh Hill-Hatton

City: Alamogordo

College Preference: NMSU, Alabama, Texas Tech

Career Goals: To obtain a Masters in Athletic Training

Talent: Piano and vocal performance  (Soul, by “Listen before I go”- Billie eilish )

Olivia Leon

City: Las Cruces

College Preference: The Ohio State University

Career Goals: Civil & Aerospace Engineering

Talent: Jazz Dance (Tangle Up, by Caro Emerald)

Hannah Miller

City: Silver City

College Preference: Western New Mexico University

Career Goals: Become a Nurse Practitioner specializing in L&D

Talent: singing and playing piano (Reckless Love, by Cory Asbury)

Makayla Zamora

City: Las Cruces

College Preference: University of Texas at Austin

Career Goals: Pharmacy

Talent: Band Dance Performance 

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