Wilmington, DE – On Saturday April 20th, the Latin American Community Center held their annual Hispanic Student Recognition Program at.
This year, Dr. Sandra Medinilla, a surgeon at Christian Care Hospital, served as the keynote speaker.
More than 300 people, including students, their families, and community leaders attended.
Since 1979, the program has been recognizing the outstanding performances of Hispanic middle and high school students from across the state of Delaware.
Students received awards in the areas of academics, school and community service, athletics, art, and science and technology.
In addition, one male and one female student from both high school and middle school were named the Outstanding Hispanic Students of the Year.
The goal of the program is to open doors for Hispanic students to pursue greater opportunities, inspire pride in Hispanic heritage, and motivate students to work hard towards achieving their goals.
Maria Matos, Executive Director of the Latin American Community Center, said that “having Dr. Sandra Medinilla as this year’s keynote speaker shows how far we can go as Latinos and as Latinas in this country; she will serve as an inspiration to many of our young students. Recognizing these youth for doing a tremendous job with their school work is extremely important to the mission of the Latin Center.”