District 211 Students Attend 2016 Harper College Latino Summit
District 211 students from Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Schaumburg High Schools recently joined several students from area school districts for the 2016 Latino Summit. There, students had opportunities to hear from Latino professionals, explore college opportunities, and listen to a keynote speaker.
The 2016 Latino Summit was held on Nov. 18 at William Rainey Harper College and more than 500 Latino freshmen and sophomores from 17 area schools attended. Presentations were held in both English and Spanish.
The keynote speaker this year was Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz. The summit helps students develop leadership skills, network, and meet peers from other schools with similar aspirations. Each year, the Latino Summit is a self-supported event, and funds must be found to finance the event and scholarships for deserving seniors.
This year, the following 10 District 211 students earned scholarships:
Marilyn Medina-Perez Scholarship recipients:
Emilio Balderas – Palatine High School
Christian Salinas – Palatine High School
Daniel Pacheco – Palatine High School
Katherine Perez – Palatine High School
Samantha Ortiz – Palatine High School
Latino Summit Scholarship recipients:
Jorg Morales – Hoffman Estates High School
Lizbeth Morales – Palatine High School
Jennifer Perez – Schaumburg High School