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End of PRHYLI 2020 Newsletter

Congratulations, Capital District Delegation!

The Capital District Delegation of PR/HYLI crushed it during the 30th anniversary year of the Angelo del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute! Our delegation completed rigorous and competitive trainings from January to March of 2020. A select few represented the CD Delegation at the institute weekend on March 9-11.

This year’s trainings included 54 students from 12 local districts in our region. The trainings covered skills based on the New York Next Generation Learning Standards to build leadership and advocacy skills.

The institute weekend included 12 students from 6 districts. Eight of our nine Seniors who attended the weekend won scholarships, including the TOP PRIZE for their incredible essays on “A Hispanic/Latino Leader”.

Districts/Schools represented in our local delegation 2020:

  • Albany
  • Albany International Center
  • Amsterdam
  • Bethlehem
  • Cohoes
  • Gloversville
  • Guilderland
  • Ichabod/ Crane/Kinderhook
  • Mohonasen
  • Niskayuna
  • Shenendehowa
  • Taconic Hills
  • Tech Valley
  • Troy

Districts represented at the 2020 PR/HYLI Leadership Institute Weekend event:

  • Amsterdam
  • Bethlehem
  • Ichabod/Kinderhook
  • Niskayuna
  • Shenendehowa
  • Troy

 

PRHYLI Scholarship Winners

2017

  • Genesis Marte – Niskayuna High School
  • Elvia Garcia – Maple Hill High School
  • Lizeth Gomez – Ichabod Crane High School
  • Edson Garcia-Cruz – Amsterdam High School
  • Soledad Cruz – Ichabod Crane High School

 

2016

  • Sergio Gomez-Martinez – Ichabod Crane High School
  • Yulissa Gomez – Ichabod Crane High School

 

2015

  • Jonathan Adorno – Amsterdam High School
  • Alexandra Betancourt-Perez – Niskayuna High School
  • Maia Loy – Shenendehowa High School
  • Sabrina Medina – Rensselaer Jr. / Sr. High School
  • Mario Eduardo Vasquez – Maple Hill High School
  • Catherine Wislous – South Colonie High School

 

2014

  • Alan Cazarin – Columbia High School
  • Diego Lezama – Ichabod Crane High School
  • Joelitza M. Santiago Diaz – Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School
  • Jacob Torres – Green Tech High Charter School

 

2013

  • Jesus Gomez – Ichabod Crane High School
  • Daysi Gomez – Ichabod Crane High School
  • Nina Loy – Shenendehowa High School

 

2012

  • Gabriela Zappi – South Colonie High School
  • Quisqueya Witbeck – Columbia High School

 

2011

  • Iliana Ortega – Ballston Spa High School

 

2009

  • Mariah Kennedy – Bethlehem High School

 

2008

  • Yasmin Martinez – Hudson High School

 

2006

  • Bailey Acevedo – Guilderland High School
  • Ruth Abigail Nova – Albany High School
  • Ian Michalski – Voohresville High School
  • Austin Michalski – Voohresville High School

 

2005

  • Bryun Williams – Shaker High School

 

2004

  • Amy Melendez – Broadalbin Perth High School
  • Christian Salas – Shaker High School

 

2003

  • Jonathan Hernandez – Shaker High School
  • Ashley Ruiz – Shaker High School

 

2002

  • Darney Osepa – Tamarac High School
  • Carlos Ray Garcia – Shaker High School

 

2001

  • Rodrigo Cerda – Bethlehem High School

 

2000

  • Andrea Escobar – Amsterdam High School

 

1999

  • Zulenmi Castillo – Troy High School

 

 

 

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