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Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Youth Awards to honor high school seniors from Oklahoma and Texas

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Visit http://www.rsvpya.com/burgundy.html to meet and welcome the new class of Youth Awards recipients representing Latinx innovation, leadership, and impact from across the US

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards recipients for the Burgundy Region, which includes Oklahoma and Texas. 30 local high school seniors will be honored for their leadership in the classroom and community during a virtual ceremony on March 17th, 2022.

Three students (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) will be honored in various categories including:

Business & Entrepreneurship (sponsored by Wells Fargo) 

Gold – ARTHUR BLAKE – Lakeway, TX

Silver – FRANCISCO FÉLIX – Von Ormy, TX

Bronze – DIANA CORTEZ – Austin, TX

Community Service (sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive)

Gold – SEAN MACÍAS – San Antonio, TX

Silver – PATRICIA MARTÍNEZ – Mesquite, TX​

Bronze – JORGE PEREIRA MARTÍNEZ – Spring, TX

Education (sponsored by Southwest Airlines)

Gold – MARQUES WATSON – Frisco, TX

Silver – FERNANDO NAVA GONZÁLEZ – Gonzales, TX

Bronze – ANTONIO AJERO – Nacogdoches, TX

Engineering (sponsored by HHF)  

Gold – EVAN KAMRIGUEL – Broken Arrow, OK

Silver – RODRIGO GARZA GARCÍA – San Antonio, TX

Bronze – CRISTIAN FINLEY – Lake Jackson, TX

Healthcare & Science (sponsored by CVS Health)

Gold – JOSHUA LÓPEZ – Garland, TX

Silver – ASHLEY MASCORRO – El Paso, TX

Bronze – DANYELLA MORA-ESPINOZA – San Antonio, TX

Media & Entertainment (sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal/Telemundo)

Gold – LANDON ALARCÓN – Georgetown, TX

Silver – DANELO GONZÁLEZ III – Roma, TX

Bronze – KYLIE HERNÁNDEZ – Leander, TX

Public Service & Social Justice (sponsored by Nike)  

Gold – NICHOLAS CAMPOS​ – San Antonio, TX

Silver – SAVANNA MERRIMAN – El Paso, TX

Bronze – CALEB DÍAZ – Tomball, TX

Sports & Fitness (sponsored by NFL)

Gold – LEONARDO CUELLAR – Laredo, TX

Silver – VICTORIA TORRES – Dallas, TX

Bronze – SAVIANA AUGUSTINE – Houston, TX

Sustainability (sponsored by Coca-Cola)

Gold – ALYSIA PALOMO – San Marcos, TX

Silver – CRISTINA CASTILLA – Selma, TX

Bronze – OLIVIA CANTU – Dallas, TX

Technology (sponsored by T-Mobile)

Gold – CÉSAR PICAZO –  Eagle Pass, TX

Silver – JAQUELÍN QUINTERO ORTÍZ – Bryan, TX

Bronze – JEREMY LAUE – San Marcos, TX

After the regional ceremonies conclude, one national recipient per category, for a total of 10, will be recognized and celebrated at the National Youth Awards Ceremony in person (depending on the Covid restrictions). To follow the Youth Awards virtual ceremonies online, use the hashtag #YA23. Please visit www.rsvpya.com to register.

“We are thrilled to honor and celebrate 300 Latinx outstanding young leaders, but it is also a call to action because they give our community and our nation our best hope,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF. “We are grateful to our dedicated sponsors for continuing to invest in these leaders of today. Also, a big thank you to singer Ozuna who was the spokesperson for the Youth Awards promoting our applications during Hispanic Heritage Month in partnership with the NFL.”

The Youth Awards for more than two decades are the main feeder to the LOFT (Latinx On Fast Track) Leadership Institute (LLI), which is an active institution focused on leadership, workforce, community, culture, and social justice across 10 sectors (10 cohorts of 30 students bridging the end of their senior year in high school to freshman year in college) founded by Trinity University and HHF. The Youth Awardees and the applicants will also be funneled into the LOFT Network with access to mentors, resources, networking, workshops, symposia, summits, Charlas, and internships and full-time positions with Fortune 500 Companies.

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Youth Awards

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is a national non-profit focused on education, workforce, social impact, and culture.  Through HHF’s 23-year-old Youth Awards program, more than 20,000 impactful Latinx high school students have been identified, celebrated, prepared, and connected across the country and provided with more than $5 million in grants for their education or for an idea or project. Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org and follow HHF on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and TikTok

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Contact: Nicolas@HispanicHeritage.org

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