The 2010 Hispanic Student Recognition Program honored talented Hispanic students from throughout Delaware on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Clayton Hall in Newark.
More than 150 students and their families attended the ceremony.
The features speaker was Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, President of Kutztown University. Mistress of Ceremonies was Caridad Alonso, Delaware Teacher of the Year 2006-2007. Dr. Yamil Sanchez of United Way and LACC Board President Yvette Santiago presented youth with their awards.
Special guest speakers were U.S Congressman Mike Castle and New Castle County Executive Chris Coons. Six colleges and universities exhibited at the College Fair, including American University, DeSales University, University of Delaware, Goldey Beacom College, Kutztown University and Wilmington University. Ariadna Castaneda provided simultaneous translation, with support from the Red Clay School District.
Kaplan Learning donated an SAT/ACT Complete Classroom Course for each award winner, and Huntington Learning provided 30 hours of tutoring for the outstanding middle-school students.
Ariadna Castañeda provided simultaneous translation, with support from the Red Clay School District.
Special recognition went to the following students:
STUDENT OF THE YEAR (sponsored by AstraZeneca)
Arianna Rivera, Outstanding Female Hispanic Middle School Student of the Year
Isaiah Waite, Outstanding Male Hispanic Middle School Student of the Year
Julia Meléndez, Honorable Mention, Outstanding Female Hispanic High School Student of the Year
Ivette Plannel-Méndez, Outstanding Female Hispanic High School Student of the Year
William Rene Bryant, Outstanding Male Hispanic High School Student of the Year
ACADEMICS (sponsored by PNC Bank)
Robert Julio Gallo, Honorable Mention, Sussex Co
Sandra López, Honorable Mention, New Castle Co
Julio Ramírez, Sussex Co
Andrea Vilorio, Kent Co
Jacob Sackett-Sanders, New Castle Co
ART (sponsored by Sprint Nextel)
Charinel Matos, Honorable Mention, Sussex Co
Theodora Cordero, Honorable Mention, New Castle Co
María Alejandra Febles-Fourquet, Sussex Co
Jasmine López, New Castle Co
ATHLETICS (sponsored by Noramco)
Jonathan Ortiz-Vieyra, Honorable Mention
Uri Rebolledo, Sussex Co
Daisy Solares, Sussex Co
Jahaira Torres, New Castle Co
THE LIVE UNITED COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD (sponsored by United Way)
Delsy Morales, Honorable Mention
David Nextle, Sussex Co
Andre Gabriel Stock, Kent Co
Omar Durán, New Castle Co
SCIENCE, MATH & TECHNOLOGY (sponsored by Rodel Foundation of Delaware)
Zachary González, Kent Co
Jackeline Saez-Rosario, New Castle Co