At only 15 years old, Barstow High School student Alyssa Zamora has racked up some impressive accomplishments before completing her sophomore year.
To name a few, Zamora has already made her high school’s varsity softball team, competed in Miss California Teen USA, joined the drumline and has donated many hours of her time towards various charities.
Though Zamora was introduced to softball, pageantry, band and more at a young age, she has done well fine tuning her passions through the first year and a half of high school.
Zamora’s first entered the pageantry world at the age of six when she came across a flier for Ms. Nikki’s Dance Studio while in dance class.
Since that day, Zamora has competed in 10 pageants winning more than half. Her latest experience was winning the Northern Sierra Title, allowing her to compete for the Miss California Teen USA title this past December.
“Unfortunately, I did not place at this year's competition. It was my first year and I was one of the youngest teens but I had an amazing experience while competing for the title of Miss California Teen USA,” Zamora said.
While Zamora has found great success with pageants, her focus has remained on softball.
“Softball by far has my heart,” Zamora said. “I absolutely have so much love for this sport, it’s become a part of me.”
She now carries on her passion as a Lady Aztec for Barstow High School where she made the varsity team her freshman year playing at shortstop and second. Besides the Aztecs, she also competes in travel ball. The most recent team she joined was the SoCal Revolution.
“I love all the aspects of softball to be honest with you, I have a lot of heart for this game” Zamora said.
When Zamora is not on the field she enjoys spending time with the Aztec drumline. After being introduced to percussion in the fourth grade Zamora gained a knack for the cymbals and snare.
With everything on her plate Zamora still enjoys participating in volunteer work. Her favorite cause to partake in is the Christmas Cops and Kids event where the Barstow Police Activities League distributes free toys to the local children in Barstow.
“I love participating because I absolutely love kids and seeing them smile warms my heart,” Zamora said. “It is such a fun event and the energy that everyone has with the event is outstanding.”
Zamora currently has a 3.7 gpa as she focuses on her studies she hopes to be accepted into a university for her softball skills in the future. She has several colleges in mind with Florida, Oklahoma and Alabama being in her top choices.