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Over twenty JTHS Students & Alumni awarded Dr. Daniel Gutierrez Scholarships

May 5, 2017 03:18 PM

During the “Degrees Come True” Banquet on May 4th, 2017, the Hispanic Latino Coalition and Familias Unidas Por La Educacion awarded the Dr. Daniel Gutierrez Scholarships of $1,000 each to 25 students, primarily funded by the Silver Cross Healthy Community Coalition, to benefit Latino students living in area codes 60432, 60433, or 60436 who have excelled academically and in community service.

Of the 25 scholarship recipients, thirteen are seniors and six are alumni of Joliet Central High School and two are alumni of Joliet West High School. Congratulations to the following JTHS students and alumni who are the 2017 Dr. Daniel Gutierrez Scholarship winners!

Familias Unidas Recipients

Cheyenne Aguilar (Central senior), Andre Baez Martinez (Central senior), Morayma Barron (Central senior), Heidy Deltoro (West alumna), Nicholas Diaz (Central senior), Freddy Hernandez (Central alumnus), Daisy Hernandez (Central Alumna), Bryant Nunez (Central senior), and Alena Sanchez (Central senior).

Hispanic Latino Coalition Recipients

Veronica Briceno (Central senior), Cynthia Esquivel (Central senior), Vanessa Flores (Central senior), Alondra Flores (Central senior), Miryam Perez (Central senior), Luis Quiroz (Central alumnus), Virginia Sanantonio (Central senior), and Lesley Ulloa-Aldape (Central senior).

Hispanic Latino Coalition Continuing Scholars

Yareley Gonzalez (Central alumna), Stephanie Cardenas (Central alumna), Josue Mateo (West alumnus) and Diana Viveros (Central alumna).

About the Hispanic Latino Coalition of Will and Grundy Counties

The HLC of Will and Grundy Counties is dedicated to charitable and educational purposes in order to provide much needed scholarships for individuals seeking acceptance into educational programs in schools of higher education, trade skills and professional certifications through the financial collaboration of individuals, corporations, organizations and government funds in Will and Grundy Counties. Learn more at https://hlcwillcounty.org/.

About Familias Unidas Por La Educación

Familias Unidas por la Educacion is a community-run organization in Joliet dedicated to supporting families and students on their journey for a higher education through our weekly meetings, workshops, and other events. Familias Unidas aims to create a space for families to achieve their educational aspirations through leadership development, family support, and by consolidating resources. A united family, with the right support and resources, can achieve their dreams. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/familiasunidasporlaeducacion.

About the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission: Realizing that social and economic well being are often factors impacting an individuals’ health, the Commission is committed to creating a stronger, healthier future for the east side neighborhood, which has suffered from lack of economic development over the past decades. Learn more at http://www.silvercross.org/about-us/community-connections/silver-cross-​healthy-community-commission.




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