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Toledo and Lansing honor Chávez, others on March 31


Labor and civil rights leader César Estrada Chávez was born on March 31st and both Lansing and Toledo are hosting banquets this Friday, March 31, in honor of Chávez and others.


Adelante’s Sonia Troche with daughters at FLOC prior to last Sunday’s rally in Columbus contra 4437.


Adelante, Inc, a social agency that provides a variety of services in the Toledo community, hosts its third Chávez Humanitarian Awards. According to its director, Sonia Troche, “Nominations have been received honoring an adult individual who has shown excellence and that person will be recognized on March 31 at the Dana Center of the Medical University of Ohio Campus.”


The Cesar Chavez Humanitarian awards recognize ten outstanding Latino high school students from Northwest Ohio. The purpose of the recognition award is to highlight the youth’s achievements and contributions as upstanding Latinos their community.

Students can be nominated in the areas of academics, community involvement, leadership, and sports. Finalists for the recognition award will be announced on March 31, 2006 Adelante’s  annual César Chávez Humanitarian Awards Banquet at the Dana Conference Center located on MUO campus. For tickets call Adelante 419 244-8440.


Also to be honored are students from Northwest Ohio. According to Adelante’s Andreanna Rivera, there are a total of 23 student nominations in the categories of Academics, Leadership, Community Involvement, and Sports. “Students may be nominated for more than one category, by anyone from the community such as teachers, principals, counselors, advisors, coaches, and clergy,” said Rivera.  


Criteria for nominees include: application and essay written by the nominator explaining how the student exemplifies such recognition. To be eligible, students must be Latina/o 9-12th grade students from Northwest Ohio High School. Nominated students include:   


Student Nominees                 Parent(s)               School


Alecia Acero      Corraine & Scott Vanderhoff        Alliance

(for Sports and Community Involvement)


Alaina Costilla   Lynore and Emilio Costillo          Anthony Wayne

(for Academics)


Miguel Flores     David and Tina Lambert              Anthony Wayne

(for Academics)


Stepanie Rios    Arthur and Kimberly Rios            Bowsher

(for Academics)


Joshua Alfaro    Angelo &Debbie Alfaro                Cardinal Stritch

(for Leadership)


Raquel Pérez     Jami Mysnski& Greg Perez        Clay

(for Academics)


Brittany Komon  Joe and Sandra Komon             Evergreen

(for Academics)


Anthony Carrasco   Juan and Stella Carrasco      Fremont Ross

(for Academics)


Laticia Villarreal  Caciana& Ramón Cook             Libbey

(for Academics and Leadership)


Andon Duran          Angela Duran                        St. Johns

(for Academics and Community Involvement)


Nicholas Vargas     Sandra Vargas                      St. Johns

(for Academics)


Andrew Stachak      Stanley and Mary Stachak,   St Francis

(for Community Involvement and Leadership)


Sylvia Torres     Gabrielle and Norma Torres         Swanton

(for Leadership and Academics)


Melissa Ealy      Eric and Rosa Ealy                    Scott

(for Academics)


Ilse Fernández   Raquel Wright                            Whitmer

(for Academics)


Erma Love        Guadalupe & Terrance Love        Whitmer

(for Community Involvement)


Oriana Orozco   Rueben and Sara Orozco              Whitmer

(for Academics)


Joseph Plasencio   Richard and Linda                     Whitmer

(for Sports)


Aretha Gilmer    Teresa Allen & Mark Gilmer        Woodward

(for Academics, Community Involvement, & Leadership)


Alicia Juárez     Rita Mish/Martin Juárez              Woodward

(for Sports, Community Involvement, & Leadership, Academics)


Angela Moreno   Carol & Servando Moreno            Woodward

(for Academics)


Daniel Sandoval Livorio & Marguerite Sandoval      Woodward

(for Sports)


Stephanie Shipman    Robert and Christine Shipman     Woodward

(for Leadership, Academics, Community Involvement, and Sports)





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