Friday, January 6, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Honors Outstanding Local Student:

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Honors Outstanding Local Student
Burlington High School senior awarded scholarship for engineering talent
Burlington High School senior, Julian Lecher, received a silver award from The Hispanic Heritage Foundation. He was one of 21 award recipients at the New York regional Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards ceremony on December 5. As the silver medalist in the engineering category, sponsored by ExxonMobil, Lecher was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to support his plans to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University or Cornell University.
Left Photo (L to R): Madeline Alzamora, Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences; Julian Lecher, Burlington High School; and Cecilia Orduna, Ward Melville High School; at the New York Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards.
Right Photo: Julian Lecher, silver award recipient in the engineering category presented by ExxonMobil.
Background Information:
Established by the White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latinos to lead in the classroom, community and workforce.
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards program
offers educational grants to Hispanic high school seniors chosen by regional selection committees based on their academic achievement, leadership, community service, category focus and an essay about the important role their heritage played in
their success.

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