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UT’s LSU scholarship baile is March 31

By Kevin Milliken for La Prensa


The University of Toledo’s Latino Student Union hosts its annual scholarship dance on March 31, 2012, the student organization’s 39th annual event. Two regional Latino bands—La Corporación and Sonido Latino—perform.


“This year we decided to go locally, just because they are in the area, so we want to help promote them more,” said LSU president and junior Melanie Muñoz; “we do want to showcase the talent we do have in the area.”


La Corporación is based in Lansing, Michigan. The five-member band is unsigned, but has released some of its own recordings through its MySpace page and was part of La Prensa’s recordings in the early 1990s when La Prensa and the Midwest Tejano Music Association, Inc. hosted its annual music awards. The members of Sonido Latino hail from Toledo and southeast Michigan.


The dance is scheduled for Stranahan Theatre of the Masonic Great Hall in Toledo, 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. All of the proceeds will benefit the Latinos del Futuro Scholarship Fund and the Unidos y Diversos Scholarship Fund.


“It is our biggest event that we host every year,” said Ms. Muñoz. “This dance provides us the financial side of being able to give scholarships every year for our own members. It’s really important to us, because it allows us to give back to our community by getting these kids through school, so it’s a really important even to us.”


Nine LSU members each will receive scholarships from proceeds raised at the dance. Eligible Latino UT students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in order to apply for the LSU scholarship. Elizabeth Anzaldua, Nicole Avila, Nico Covarrubias, Ilario Estrada, Natalie Guzmán, Alec Perdeau, Sirena Serratos, Brittney Rodríguez, and Andrés Zapata are the recipients of this year’s scholarship awards.


The current LSU president explained the group has a weekly Monday meeting and regular study tables to help their peers stay on track academically and socially. They met last Monday and nominated LSU officers for the 2012-2013 school year. The group will then select one for each office: President: Rebeca Aguilar, Stacey Cruzado, Carmella Brown, & Nico Covarrubias; Vice President: Nico Covarrubias, Querino Espino, & Carmella Brown; Treasurer: Selena Gomez & Claudia Romero; and Secretary: Ashley Viveros, Ellese Rodriguez, & Alex Rojas.


LSU quickly gets into gear each fall, hosting 30 events on campus during Hispanic Heritage Month, which usually runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Those events also serve to draw Latino students together at the beginning of the academic year, which helps them remain close in subsequent semesters.


Rico contributed to this report.



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