Hispanic Gala Announces 2014 Scholars

Ike Leggett announced the First Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala will be held September 12, 2013

The first Hispanic Gala was held last year at The Fillmore.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and the Hispanic Gala Steering Committee have announced the initial list of the 2014 Scholars that will be awarded at the second annual Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala that takes place at The Fillmore in Silver Spring from 7 – 11 p.m. on September 18.

“We received 149 applications from eight different counties throughout the state. The Scholarship Committee did an extraordinary job selecting an outstanding group of scholars that will benefit from this scholarship and will certainly give back to our community,” said Claudia Canales, 2014 event chair.

Each student will receive a one-time $2,000 scholarship.

1. JORGE STEVEN ACUÑA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
2. JOSE ANGEL ALARCON – PRINCE GEORGE’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
3. RUBEN ALBARRAN – STEVENSON UNIVERSITY
4. JOSE GERMAN AZALTE – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
5. JOVAN AQUINO – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
6. MARLY IRENE AREVALO – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
7. JENIS ELIZABETH ARGUETA-AMAYA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
8. BELEN BALANGERO – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
9. ELIU BARAHONA – PRINCE GEORGE’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
10. STEVE NEIL BOBADILLA – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
11. BEVERLY MICHELL CACERES – ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
12. LISA CHAVEZ – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
13. ANDREA ESPARZA – TOWSON UNIVERSITY AT THE UNIVERSITIES AT SHADY GROVE
14. KEVIN ALONZO FIGUEROA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
15. LEVI OMAR GARCIA-ORELLANA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
16. IVAN GOMEZ – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
17. ANA BEATRIZ IBAÑEZ BONILLA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
18. NICOLE PRISCILLA LARIOS – TOWSON UNIVERSITY
19. CINDY PAOLA MONGE HERRA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
20. NATALI ALEXANDRA MUÑOZ – TOWSON UNIVERSITY
21. LUISA RAQUEL REYES – MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
22. NANCY MARIACELESTE REYES – LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND
23. ANA SAAVEDRA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
24. NOEMI ANA SMITH – PRINCE GEORGE’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
25. GISLENE NICOLE TASAYCO – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
26. ROSALYNN TRUJILLO – SALISBURY UNIVERSITY
27. KAREN VANEGAS – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
28. ABISAI VEGA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
29. GIANFRANCO FABRISIO VEGA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
30. SOFIA MILAGROS VEGA ORMERO – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
31. DENISE VENERO – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
32. ANTHONY BRANDON VENTURA – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
33. ROBERTO VILLEDA SANDOVAL – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
34. PAOLA IVANNA VILLEGAS – MCDANIEL COLLEGE
35. MELISSA ZAMORA – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

The Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala will serve 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 Hispanic youth to achieve a high level of education.

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

The Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala is a 100% volunteer- run and 501c(3) organization.

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