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Luz Legra of Pierce Middle School (third from the left) honored for excellence in Education at the 2017 Tampa Hispanic Heritage Leadership Class Awards.

Luz Legra of Pierce Middle School honored by Tampa Hispanic Heritage Leadership

September 22, 2017

Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. (THHI) is a non-profit organization founded in 1979 that promotes, preserves, and celebrates Spanish language, culture and traditions with the community during Tampa Hispanic Heritage season. THHI honors excellence and the positive impact of Hispanics in our community by annually recognizing Hispanic leaders nominated by the community in the following categories:  Arts, Business, Civic Involvement, Education, Media, Public Service, Health, and in addition, the “Orgullo” Award is given to an individual or organization, not Hispanic, whose contributions have favored the Hispanic community.

This year, the following individuals were selected for excellence in their respective fields of work and community service:

  • Mayor Bob Buckhorn, "Orgullo"
  • Christina Denegri, Art
  • Johana Rodriguez, Business
  • Lurvin Lizardo, Civic Involvement
  • Luz Legra, Education
  • Cristy Balderrama, Media
  • Dennis Small, Public Service/Government 
  • Dr. Julia Barriga, Health

The winners were celebrated and honored at the Tampa Hispanic Heritage Leadership Class Awards, which was held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Suites-Tampa Airport in Tampa.  Congratulations to Luz Legra and all of the winners! For more information about the awards, please visit Tampa Hispanic Heritage.

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