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Latino student wins scholarship to Yale University

Latino student wins scholarship to Yale University

By John Newton La Voz Latina Forgive Christopher Rios-Villalobos if life seems a little surreal these days. The Latino teen has just graduated with the highest grade-point-average in his class at Swainsboro High School, has been recognized as the star student of Emmanuel County and has been offered scholarships to attend several prestigious Ivy League


NBA Finals bring San Antonio’s Mayor Castro a shot at redemption

By Lea Thompson La Prensa San Antonio — As the Spurs enter the NBA Finals season, all bets are back on. The Miami-Dade County Mayor’s office confirmed to La Prensa that Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez planned to wager another bet with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. Last year, the intense rivalry between the


Founder of one of the most successful charter schools in nation shares 3 suggestions on helping students achieve academic success

By Mike Feiberg La Voz de Austin The debate over public education in Texas has been loud and heated. There’s nothing wrong with that, as long as we debate productively. But we’ve been bogged down in trivial fights that have prevented us from finding real solutions. If we want to set children up for success


Savannah Latino musician finds his faith and shares it through music

By John Newton La Voz Latina Savannah musician Alex Castillo, age 36, is a lead singer/guitarist for the Christian folk/rock band called “Reckless Mercy”. His father is a native of Colombia, South America and his mother was born in Puerto Rico. Both were ordained ministers in the Church Of God and Alex spent most of


Professional storyteller educates Tennessee audiences on Hispanic culture

By Lurah Lowery El Nuevo Tennessean She loves history, she loves to read, she loves listening to stories and she loves telling stories. Thirty-three-year-old Carolina Quiroga Hurtado found these passions as a child, and because of her mother’s ability to tell humorous stories as a school teacher, she found her love of storytelling. “It is