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Hillsborough County Students will be Honored for Hispanic Heritage Essays

May 24, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications

Tampa, Fla. – (May 24, 2017) – Hillsborough County Public Schools students will be honored at the Tampa Hispanic Heritage 30th Annual Essay Contest Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 27.

The awards ceremony will celebrate the achievements of middle and high school students in Hillsborough County and across the bay area. The ceremony will be held at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City at 9:30 a.m.

Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. has sponsored the essay contest for the past 30 years to highlight the Hispanic culture and the many contributions of Hispanic leaders in our community, both across the state and nationally. 

This year’s essay theme was “The Impact of Hispanics as the Largest Minority in the United States”.

The Hillsborough County Public Schools 2017 Essay Contest winners are:

Category I: Grades 6-8 English
Arko Ghosh – Williams Middle Magnet School

Category II: Grades 6-8 Spanish
Isabella Saa – Farnell Middle School
Samantha Espinosa – Webb Middle School
Nicole Londono – Farnell Middle School

Category III: Grades 9-12 English
Alexis Esparza – Durant High School
Megan McGourley- Alonso High School
Duncan McEwen – Hillsborough High School

Category IV: Grades 9-12 Spanish
Oriana Chacon – Freedom High School
Scarlett Hernandez – Robinson High School
Marimel Pineda – Tampa Bay Technical High School


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