Hispanic Student Recognition Program

"You are the future", said María Matos (LACC Executive Director)

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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