Hispanic Gala Announces 78 Awarded Scholar Recipients

The Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala (MCEHG) has selected seventy-eight outstanding scholars to be the scholarship recipients during the 2016 Annual Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala to take place at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7pm-11pm.

“Last year the scholarship opportunity opened to all qualifying students from our communities throughout the State of Maryland and the 2016 class of scholars represents the immense diversity in our county,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett.

Selected awardees attend these fourteen colleges and universities throughout the State of Maryland: Anne Arundel Community College, Community College of Baltimore County, Frostburg State University, Howard Community College, Montgomery College, Prince Georges Community College, Salisbury University, Stevenson University, The Universities at Shady Grove, Towson University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland College Park, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Washington Adventist University.

1. Ana Alvarado – Montgomery College
2. Devora Alvarado – Anne Arundel Community College
3. Erick Alvarez – Montgomery College
4. Josue Anaya – Montgomery College
5. Saron Asfaw – University of Maryland
6. Karla Blanco – Montgomery College
7. Yoheny Bonilla – Montgomery College
8. Emily Bravo – Montgomery College
9. Diego Cárdenas – Montgomery College
10. Lleraldi Chavez – Montgomery College
11. Lalitha Cheruvu – University of Maryland
12. Yael Crespo – Community College of Baltimore County
13. Noah Dagne – University of Maryland
14. Celso Deleon – University of Maryland
15. Jessica De Mouy – University of Maryland
16. Amali Enriquez – Montgomery College
17. Jennifer Escobar – Montgomery College
18. Kathya Escobedo – Montgomery College
19. Rut Estrada – Anne Arundel Community College
20. Gabriela Feliz – Montgomery College
21. Dulce Fernández – Montgomery College
22. Sara Fernández Quintana – Montgomery College
23. Brenda García – Montgomery College
24. Kevin González – Montgomery College
25. Cristina Granados – University of Maryland
26. Ashley Henriquez – Prince Georges Community College
27. Kinderel Hodgson – Towson University
28. Jooneon Kim – University of Maryland
29. Ronald Lagos – University of Maryland
30. Divya Lahori – University of Maryland
31. Estefani Lara – Montgomery College
32. Jocelin Leukeu Delors – University of Maryland
33. Fabian León – University of Maryland Eastern Shore
34. Christopher Majano – Montgomery College
35. Leslie Martínez – Montgomery College
36. Mareine Mbengang – Community College of Baltimore County
37. Jacqueline Medina – Montgomery College
38. Mario Menéndez – University of Maryland
39. Karen Miranda – Montgomery College
40. Rigoberto Miranda – Montgomery College
41. Hazel Orán – University of Maryland
42. Diana Pérez – Stevenson University
43. Rossiely Pérez – Towson University
44. Wendy Pintado – University of Maryland
45. Kenya Platero – University of Maryland Baltimore County
46. Walter Platero – Montgomery College
47. Martha Pozo – Montgomery College
48. Sandra Puetate Armas – Montgomery College
49. Sergio Quispe – Montgomery College
50. Cristian Ramos-Peralta – University of Maryland Baltimore County
51. Victor Hugo Ramos – University of Maryland
52. Fiorella Rayme – University of Maryland
53. Zullykay Rendon – Salisbury University
54. Mónica Reyes – Washington Adventist University
55. Nathalyn Reyes – Montgomery College
56. Zahra Riaz – Montgomery College
57. Dan Rivas – Montgomery College
58. Christofer Riveros – University of Maryland
59. Katherine Rodas – Montgomery College
60. Emely Rodríguez – Towson University
61. Stefano Rodríguez – University of Maryland
62. Priscila Rubio – Montgomery College
63. Emily Samuels – Montgomery College
64. María Sánchez Mijangos- Howard Community College
65. Jhan Sandoval – Montgomery College
66. Siryi Santos – University of Maryland
67. Astear Semaie – University of Maryland
68. Sharon Sequeira – Washington Adventist University
69. Ousmane Sylla – University of Maryland
70. Doron Tadmor – University of Maryland
71. Linda Tsassong – Towson University
72. Jennifer Tejada – Anne Arundel Community College
73. Nahom Tesfatsion – University of Maryland
74. David Toro – Frostburg State University
75. Karina Urriola – Montgomery College
76. Madelín Ventura – Montgomery College
77. Abigail Wiltz – University of Maryland
78. Diana Zepeda – Howard Community College

2016 Scholars have stated to have family origin/heritage from the following countries: Bolivia, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Dubai, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, India, Israel, Mexico, Moldova, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, South Korea, and United States of America.

The MCEHG serves to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in Montgomery County and the State of Maryland. The Gala brings together volunteer stakeholders and organizations that are committed to assist youth in financial need to achieve a high level of education.

For more information, to sponsor or purchase tickets visit: www.montgomeryhispanicgala.org

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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