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Moreno named Distinguished Young Woman of Ceres
DYW Breanna Moreno
Breanna Moreno, Distinguished Young Woman of Ceres for the Class of 2017, is flanked by Tammy Hurst, President of Soroptimist International of Ceres (left) and 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Ceres Gabriella Germann. - photo by Photo courtesy of Tenisha Borges

Breanna Moreno was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Ceres during the March 5 program, which was held March 5 at the Ceres High School gym.

A total of 10 girls - nine from Ceres High School and one from Central Valley High School - joined together for the program, hosted by Soroptimist International of Ceres. Participants competed for $4,800 in college scholarships and the opportunity to represent the city as the Distinguished Young Woman of Ceres for the class of 2017.

The nine young women were evaluated by a panel of five judges in the following categories: Scholastics (25 percent), Interview (25 percent), Fitness (15 percent), Self-Expression (15 percent) and Talent (20 percent).

Brenna was also the panel interview winner and also won the talent, fitness and self-expression portions of the program.

Eva Borden was first runner-up and also a winner in the areas of panel interview and scholastics.

Andria Esho, the second runner-up, was a talent winner.

Madison Zamaroni not only was third runner-up but a scholastics winner.

Monika Ramirez was the Community Service winner and Spirit winner.

Moreno will advance to the state level at the Distinguished Young Women State Finals in Bakersfield in July where she will join with other program representatives in competing for cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent the program as the Distinguished Young Woman of California.

Other participants were Taylore Bentley, Natalia Chavez, Sarreaya Coleman, Danielle Haro and Breanna Mills.

Scholarship sponsors for the Distinguished Young Women of Ceres program included: Soroptimist International of Ceres, Ceres Lions Club, Vilas Farms, Bertolotti Disposal, StorQuest Self Storage, Ed and Terry Hughes, Carol Nelson Staley, Jill and Bryan Hunt, Meyer CPR & First Aid, Sam's Café, the Ceres Unified Teachers Association, Dr. Lynette Grandison, Clarissa Azevedo and E.R. Vine & Sons, Inc.