Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Central San Diego County for 2021 is Cynthia Zhang, from San Diego.

Cynthia’s achievements include: 2018, 2020 CyberPatriot National Finalist • 2018, 2019 American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) • 2019 California Mayor's Cyber Cup - 1st • 2018 SoCal Cyber Club - 1st • 2019 Group Icon Showbiz Ruby Finals Champion (1st) • 2019 Dance Spotlight Region - 1st • 2019 Showbiz Large Group Finals Teen - 1st • 2019 California Cyber Innovation Challenge, Digital Forensics - 3rd • 2020 Certificate of Merit, Level Advanced (Panel) - State Honors • National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

In addition, Cynthia’s activities include: CyberPatriot • Math Club • Xingjian Dance Studio Dance Team • Piano • Northrop Grumman Summer Internship • DNHS Kaleidoscope Science Magazine • InteGIRLS San Diego Chapter Organizer • N/A • N/A • N/A
Del Norte Key Club and National Honor Society -- volunteer at local events • Wu Wei Harmony Foundation English Tutor -- help kids in China learn English • Del Norte Chemistry Tutoring Club • Stars Youth Charity Club - dance team's volunteer and charity club • N/A

The Distinguished Young Woman of San Diego for 2021 is Sofia Gaxiola, from San Diego.

Sofia’s achievements include: Dr. Tim Sheehan Memorial Scholarship • Rotary Speech Contest Sub-Regional Champ • Woman of Faith Basketball Award • SDIVSL Novice Oratorical Interpretation 2nd Place • • • • • •

In addition, Sofia’s activities include: Basketball Manager • Women's Symposium Leadership Committee • Interned at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic • Carondelet Circle Student Ambassador • Interact Club • Swim Team • Speech and Debate Team Captain • Neurobiology Lab Extension Course • Cellular Physiology Extension Course • Organizational Behavior Business Extension Course
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Pharmacy Aide • GIVE Club: Spend time with residents at Noah Homes, a special needs home.

The Distinguished Young Woman of Carlsbad for 2021 is Skyla Nelson, from Carlsbad.

Skyla’s achievements include: 2015, 2017, 2019 National Dance Champions - Carlsbad Dance Centre • • 2017 Association of California School Administrators Student Standout • • Industry Dance Awards 2019 "Best Lyrical/Contemporary" Nominee • • • • •

In addition, Skyla’s activities include: Competitive Dance • Carlsbad Educational Foundation Student Leadership Council • American Sign Language Club • Certified Jazzercise Instructor/Franchisee Owner • Fit Kids America - Cooking Class Instructor
Volunteer Dance Assistant - Carlsbad Dance Centre(2018, 2019, 2020) • Carlsbad Educational Foundation Student Leadership Council • Fit Kids America Cooking Class Instructor

The Distinguished Young Woman of Inland San Diego County for 2021 is Shriya Selvakumar, from San Diego.

Shriya’s achievements include: Completion of Arangetram (solo 2 hour dance debut) • 1st degree Black belt • Girl Scout Silver Award • Girl Scout Gold Award • NHS certification • • • •

In addition, Shriya’s activities include: Bharatanatyam (Indian Classicl Dance) • Karate (black belt) • Girl Scouts • Founder of SHINE United (nonprofit organization) • Club: Science Alliance • Club: Speech and Debate • Club: HOSA Future Health Professionals (Project Manager of Workshops) • Club: Women in Science and Engineering (Position: Event Coordinator) • WHAT member (writing tutor on campus) • NHS (National Honors Society) member
Providing services for the homeless downtown by providing sanitary supplies. • Along with Girl Scouts, creating an app to help the poor locate resources. • Helping take care of Alzheimer’s patients and helping them engage in activities. • Holding drives at local elementary schools to donate packaged foods and water. • Volunteer at Scripps Clinic RB.

The Distinguished Young Woman of Greater San Diego County for 2021 is Vivian Chung, from San Diego.

Vivian’s achievements include: Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year 2017 • Del Norte Character Recognition 2017 • Del Norte Character Recognition, September 2019 • Del Norte Character Recognition, October 2019 • AP Scholar • President's Award for Educational Excellence • N/A • N/A • N/A • N/A

In addition, Vivian’s activities include: Humans of Del Norte • Del Norte Key Club • Speech and Debate • Chemistry Tutor Club • Art of Learning • Women in Science and Engineering • Shine United • Link Crew • N/A • N/A
Del Norte Key Club • Art of Learning • Shine United • N/A • N/A

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