On May 12th, the Latin American Community Center will hold their annual Hispanic Student Recognition Program at the Education and Humanities Theater at Delaware State University in Dover. This year, Joseph Miro, Delaware State Representative, will serve as the keynote speaker. More than 400 people, including students, their families, and community leaders, are expected to attend.
Since 1979, the program has been recognizing the outstanding performances of Hispanic middle and high school students from across the state of Delaware. High School students receive 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 will be 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. The event will also provide information from more than 20 colleges along the East Coast, which connects aspiring students to educational and professional resources.
Maria Matos, Executive Director of the Latin American Community Center, said that “having Representative Miro as this year’s keynote speaker shows how committed our state is to our youth and the importance of the program. Recognizing these youth for doing a tremendous job with their school work is extremely important to the mission of the Latin Center.”
To find out more about the Latin American Community Center and the Hispanic Student Recognition Program and how you can get involved, please visit www.thelatincenter.org or call (302)655-7338.