BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
The 57th Annual Distinguished Young Women of California Finals will be on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm at Harvey Auditorium.
It's a nationwide competition recognizing and awarding excellence and achievement. 30 high school juniors from all around California are here in Bakersfield, competing for the state title. Each contestant has already won their local competition, and the statewide winner will get more than $15,000 in scholarship money, with an opportunity to attend a top college.
"In the fall I'll be attending Stanford University in Palo Alto, California," says last year's state winner, Jaqueline Wibowo.
Judges break down the competition into five categories: interview, scholastics, fitness, self-expression, and talent.
The winner will head to the nationals in Alabama, next year.
Schools closed as police search for shooter
Starting tomorrow, August 3, 2015, Piute Mountain Elementary, South Fork Elementary, and South Fork Middle School will be closed…
2 officers shot in shootout in Weldon
Sheriff's officials confirm SWAT deputies have been involved a shooting in the area where they've been looking for the person who…
1 hurt, 1 arrested in early morning shooting
Bakersfield Police Department say that a woman is injured and a man is arrested in an early morning shooting in Bakersfield Sunday.
Cinertain Drive-In celebrates 1 yr anniversary
For a number of drive-in theaters across the country, they've found they can't keep up financially with multiplex theaters. But here in…