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Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. will hold its 29th Annual Essay Contest Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

District Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Essay Winners

May 24, 2016

Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. will hold its 29th Annual Essay Contest Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The Essay Contest celebrates the achievements in writing by middle and high school students of Hillsborough County and the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. has sponsored the Essay Contest for the past 28 years in order to heighten the awareness of the Hispanic culture and its many contributions to our community, state and country. The Awards Brunch will be held at the Columbia Restaurant located in Ybor City at 9:30 AM. This year’s essay theme is “Overcoming Challenges:  Hispanics in the United States.”  

The 2016 Essay Contest winners are: 

Category I: Grades 6-8 English

1st Place: William Ford - 7th Grade

Williams Middle Magnet

Teacher: Elizabeth Padilla- Garay

 

2nd Place: Sarah Torres - 8th Grade

Incarnation Catholic School

Teacher: Maria Casanas

 

3rd Place: Stefany Sosa - 8th Grade

Pierce Middle School

Teacher: Dolores J. McGrath

 

Category II: Grades 6-8 Spanish

1st Place: Yohana de la Caridad Elías-Pérez - 8th Grade

Farnell Middle School

Teacher: Denise Barnes

 

2nd Place: Allison Candia - 6th Grade

Davidsen Middle School

Teacher: Luz M. Legra

 

3rd Place: Luz Rodriguez - 7th Grade

Davidsen Middle School

Teacher: Luz M. Legra

 

Category III: Grades 9-12 English

1st Place: Sky Russell - 12th Grade

Freedom High School

Teacher: Marta Gil

 

2nd Place: Marisa Murray - 11th Grade

Tampa Bay Technical High School

Teacher: Elizabeth Galen-Vega

 

3rd Place: Leonardo Cornejo - 10th Grade

A.P. Leto High School

Teacher: Angela Miranda

 

Category IV: Grades 9-12 Spanish

1st Place: Carlos Garcia Pérez - 10th Grade

Gaither High School

Teacher: Patrick Geanconteri

 

2nd Place: Jana El Chehouri - 12th Grade

Tampa Bay Technical High School

Teacher: Annette Suarez

 

3rd Place: Alejandro Cano Builes - 11 Grade

Riverview High School

Teacher: Maria E. Parrilla

 

The cost of the Brunch is $25.00 per person. Winning students, their teacher, and one parent are complimentary. Please RSVP to Dr. Luz P. Lono at (813) 949-9271 or at luzlono@verizon.net. Please visit Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. at www.tampahispanic.org or Facebook.

 

Sponsors: Helios Education Foundation, TELEMUNDO, CENTRO Tampa, The Tampa Bay Times, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Hillsborough Community College, Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Tampa Electric Company (TECO), Tampa Bay History Center, USAmeribank. Enrique Woodroffe Architects, Bright House, MEDCOGLOBAL, Maruchi Azorin Blanco, Dr. Maria Vizcarra, Damaris Soto Frassica, MDM Graphics Studio

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