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Centennial High School senior wins Distinguished Young Women scholarships


Salma Barragan, a senior at Centennial High School, was named the 2022 first alternate distinguished young woman of New Mexico, Distinguished Young Women of New Mexico (DYWNM) State Program Chair Dora Jasso announced to the Bulletin.

Barragan was evaluated on scholastics, talent, fitness, self-expression and interview skills with a panel of five judges for the award, Jasso said.

Barragan earned $2,550 in scholarships as part of her award and is now eligible for additional scholarships from colleges and universities across the nation, Jasso said.

DYWNM is actively recruiting high-school girls from the Class of 2023, she said. Email newmexico@distinguishedyw.org or visit nm.distinguishedyw.org for more information.

DYW is a national scholarship program that inspires high-school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments.  Distinguished Young Women strives to give young women the opportunity to further their education and prepare for a successful future.

Salma Barragan, Distinguished Young Women of New Mexico