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Students Attend NC Hispanic Educational Summit
Nine students from Porter Ridge attended the NC Hispanic Educational Summit at NC State on March 25. The Summit's purpose is to motivate and mentor Hispanic students who have the potential to go to college and become tomorrow's leaders.
A total of 750 students from across the state attended the Summit in Raleigh. It was sponsored by the NC Society of Hispanic Educators and took place on the campus of NC State University. The Summit is an annual event and by invitation only, so it is an honor to attend.
Our inspirational keynote speaker was Henry Cejuda, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and the youngest American ever to win a gold medal. After hearing his excellent presentation about growing up in the projects in East LA, students went to various workshops about applying to colleges, applying for scholarships, and other important topics.
Students also had the opportunity to hear from Hispanic professionals about how to get into their various careers. There was also a huge "college fair" area where representatives from many schools set up booths and were available to answer questions about their programs.
Written by: Ginger Jantz and April Dawkins
Posted: May 26, 2011 by April Dawkins