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Con la llegada de abril y un clima más cálido a la vuelta de la esquina, es hora de volver a examinar sus resoluciones de Año Nuevo para un estilo de vida más saludable.

 


“Stand by your plan” for healthier living

With April beginning and warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to revisit your New Year’s resolutions for a healthier lifestyle.

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El Centro de Recursos para Negocios Hispano-Americanos está listo para comenzar en Delaware


Hispanic-American Business Resource Center

Hispanic-American Business Resource Center set to launch in Delaware

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El no tomar medicamentos para el asma lo pone en peligro


Aproximadamente 25 millones de estadounidenses tienen asma


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Siento que es un privilegio porque cada año veo jóvenes talentosos que son animados a perseguir sus sueños


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La Muerte de un Gigante


Valentina Pilonieta Vera

Gabriel García Márquez, escritor Colombiano, muere a los 87 años.




Muere galardonado nobel Gabriel García Marquez con 87 años de edad en la Ciudad de México.

Hoy el mundo pierde a un grande. Hombre de mil palabras y sueños incontables, García Márquez murió tras años de batallar contra enfermedades variadas o, a lo mejor, tan solo extrañaba a Macondo. En este breve momento en el que nos damos cuenta que Gabo se irá a dar un paseo por el más allá, es cuando queda claro que siempre vivirá entre nosotros. Su alma sigue viva entre sus libros y cuentos, es allí donde su esencia seguirá radiando hasta el fin de la historia. Fue ahí entre las líneas y las palabras, en medio de las puntuaciones y los signos de exclamación, donde dio vida a la magia de la vida cotidiana. Lo más mundano se convirtió en maravilla, y la literatura Latinoamericana se convirtió en la vertiente más fuerte de este continente afligido. García Márquez le dio nombre a lugares irreales y los convirtió en la verdad más real que se ha conocido. Dentro de esa realidad, partida entre mentiras y verdades, nuestro autor inculco a la historia de Colombia. Ente críticas y oposiciones, García Márquez escribió hermosos cuentos y novelas que le consiguieron el exilio y el repudio de su patria. Su voz disidente jamás se apagó tras dejar a su tierra, y fue allí en el destierro donde creó la historia que, irónicamente, le abriría, una vez más, las puertas de su hogar colombiano. Viajando un día por las calles Aztecas, con el Popocatépetl en el retrovisor, Gabo encontró la voz de su abuela que le daría vida a Cien Años de Soledad. Su fama inevitable le cedió los más altos honores, pues fue gracias a esta novela que lo reconocieron como el creador del realismo mágico. Con la habilidad de hacer mágico lo más común, García Márquez escribió la historia de Colombia dentro del pueblo de Macondo. En medio de fantasmas y espíritus, guerras y religión, la verdad de un país partido entre dos facciones políticas quedó escrita para siempre en Cien Años de Soledad. Fue así como le otorgaron el premio nobel de la literatura en el año 1982, y su nombre formaría parte de la historia mundial.

 

Amigo, padre, y mentor, García Márquez hoy deja a un mundo que lo necesita. Como breve divergencia del presente artículo me tomo la libertad de decirle adiós a mi más íntimo escritor. Gabo, si hoy escribo es porque tú me enseñaste hacerlo.




Death of a Giant

Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 in Mexico City.

Today the world loses a giant. Man of a thousand words and innumerable dreams, Garcia Marquez died after years of battling illnesses or, perhaps, he just missed Macondo. In this brief moment in which we realize that Gabo has passed to other side, is when we realize that he will be with us forever. His soul lives in his books and stories, it is there where his essence will continue to radiate until the end of time. It was there, within lines and words, between punctuations and syntax, where he gave birth to the magical quotidian. The mundane became marvelous, and Latin American literature became the strongest realm of this distraught continent. Garcia Marquez named unreal places and made them into the real truth. Within this reality, part lie and part truth, our author included Colombia. Amidst critiques and oppositions, Gabo wrote beautiful stories and novels that earned him rejection and exile. His dissident voice was never silenced, and during banishment he created the story that would, ironically, reopen the doors to his homeland. Travelling on Aztec soil, looking at the Popocatepetl on his rearview mirror, Gabo found his grandmother’s voice and created One Hundred Years of Solitude. His inevitable fame got him the highest honors, and it was due to this novel that he has been deemed the father of magical realism. With the gift of making the common magical, Garcia Marquez wrote Colombia´s history through the town of Macondo. Within ghosts and spirits, wars and religion, the story of a nation split between political factions was sealed forever in the annals of One Hundred Years of Solitude. It was thus how he was honored with the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982, and how he became part of the world.

 

Friend, father, and mentor, today Garcia Marquez leaves a world that needs him. In a small divergence from the previous article I will take the liberty to say goodbye to my most intimate writer. Gabo, owe you my words.

Ceremonia de Reconocimiento a Estudiantes Hispanos 2014


El Tiempo Hispano




Estudiantes hispanos de todo el estado fueron reconocidos por su excelencia.

Desde 1979, el objetivo de este evento ha sido honrar los logros de los estudiantes hispanos de las escuelas media y secundaria de todo el estado de Delaware, para animarlos a luchar por la excelencia y para inspirarlos a perseguir sus sueños.

Este año es especial para el Centro Comunitario Latinoamericano (LACC por sus siglas en inglés) - es el cumpleaños número 45 de la agencia, y el 20 aniversario de liderazgo de María Matos frente al LACC. Durante el curso de su historia, el Programa de Reconocimiento de Estudiantes Hispanos se ha expandido de una celebración en la vecindad en West 4th Street en Wilmington, a un evento de todo el estado, lo que refleja el crecimiento y la importancia de la comunidad latina en Delaware.

En honor a todo lo que ella ha hecho por latinos en Delaware, el LACC dedicó este Programa de Reconocimiento de Estudiantes Hispanos de 2014 a Minerva Marrero. Minerva falleció en diciembre de 2013, y el Programa de Reconocimiento de Estudiantes Hispanos siempre tuvo un lugar especial en su corazón. Minerva ayudó a fundar este programa y hasta que ella se enfermó, ella nunca se perdió una ceremonia.

Este año, un estudiante escribió: Siempre habrá una cosa que puede impedirte [a ti] alcanzar el éxito, pero hay muchas soluciones a un obstáculo. O te rindes, encuentras una solución o simplemente sigues adelante. Y otro estudiante dijo: "...Yo soy un visionario, soy un soñador que no descansará hasta que no haya cumplido mis metas".

Como siempre, nuestros nominados del Programa de Reconocimiento de Estudiantes Hispanos de este año son jóvenes inteligentes, talentosos y excepcionales. A los jueces se les hizo difícil decidir los ganadores de cada categoría.

Un comité de selección compuesto por líderes comunitarios evaluó cada aplicación basado en un detallado rubro de categoría específico. La media de estas puntuaciones se calculó para determinar los ganadores.

La oradora principal del evento fue la Dra. María Alonso miembro de la junta directiva de la Academia Antonia Alonso, una escuela chárter Expeditionary Learning (Aprendizaje Expedicionario) de lenguaje dual. En sus palabras Alonso animo a los estudiantes a perseguir sus sueños y no rendirse ante los inconvenientes que encuentren en su camino. “Hay que soñar lo imposible” dijo.

Este año se agregaron nuevos premios y se llevaron a cabo cambios en la manera de seleccionar a los mejores estudiantes, dándole más importancia a la sumatoria de puntos en la excelencia académica en lugar de seleccionar un estudiante por género, como se venía haciendo por 35 años. Otro cambio fue que se premiaron estudiantes del norte y del sur del estado (dos categorías) en lugar de por condado. Algo muy bueno es que todos, con excepción de un estudiante con un compromiso previo, estuvieron presentes en la ceremonia de reconocimiento.

El público además disfrutó de la presentación de la joven Valerie Quiñones quien cantó una canción de su propia inspiración.

Y los ganadores por categoría fueron:

This year’s Rising Star in Academics is a 9th grader at John Dickinson High School. Her teachers say she is not only hardworking and holds herself to high academic standards, she also reaches out to help students who may be struggling academically or socially. On top of her excellent grades, she is active in the ASPIRA club at her school and has volunteered at churches, nursing homes, and the Latin American Community Center. The winner of the Academics Rising Star award is Alejandra Villalobos

The recipient of the Academics award for Northern Delaware is a senior at Thomas McKean High School. She is a well-rounded student who is committed to her academics; she takes both honors and AP classes and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is also a member of the school’s theater program, plays on the soccer team, and volunteers at Hagley Museum’s Children’s program as well as the Linden Hill Mentoring program. She has been described as an excellent role model for her peers, especially ESL students. The recipient of the Academics award for Northern Delaware is Miriam Villalobos.

SPECIAL CATEGORY

The winner of this year’s Grit Award is a senior at John Dickinson High School. This student is very active in school and in the community. He is captain of his wrestling team and participates in many other sports, and has volunteered at community organizations. But, what stood out to us, was his principal’s recommendation letter. His principal noted that while he received below a 2.0 GPA in his freshman and sophomore year, he worked very hard to turn himself around and received a 3.16 GPA as a junior and currently has a 4.25 GPA after the first two semesters of senior year. His principal noted that academic “turn arounds” like this have been very rare in his 22 years as an educator. This student has demonstrated a firmness of mind and spirit, and unyielding courage in the face of hardship. The winner of this year’s Grit Award is Luis Rosado

CATEGORY: STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH) AWARD

This year’s Rising Star in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is a 10th grader at the Charter School of Wilmington. He maintains excellent grades in all of his classes, and has participated in a variety of STEM-related extracurricular activities, such as the Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering, and the Junior High STEM Internship in Dallas Texas. Most recently, he completed an internship at the University of Pennsylvania where he researched enzymatic activities for antioxidant proteins. The winner of the STEM Rising Star award is Francisco Hernández

The recipient of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math award for Southern Delaware is an eleventh grader at Seaford High School. In addition to her STEM talents, she participates in the school band, student government, the Key Club, volunteers at her church, is a member of the National Honor Society, and plays on the school soccer team. She excels academically and is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program. She participates in the Delaware Upward Bound Math & Science program and the Talent Search Program through Del Tech. The recipient of the STEM award for Southern Delaware is Susan Velasquez-Perez.

The recipient for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math award for Northern Delaware is a junior at Appoquinimink High School. She is a dedicated student, who achieves excellent grades that earned her election into the National Honor Society. She is a member of the Book & Writing club as well as a participant of the cross-country and track teams. In addition to her school activities, she also volunteers at A.I. Dupont Children’s hospital. Her desire to be a Latino leader in the medical field inspires her to give her all on the Science Olympiad team. The winner for the STEM award for Northern Delaware is Ariana Bonet

CATEGORY: ART

This year’s Rising Star in The Arts is a 9th grader at John Dickinson High School. In addition to her artistic talents and passions, her teachers note that she is a dedicated student who is “always willing to go the extra mile” for her education. She is also active in the community; she participates in the Youth Leadership Commission of Wilmington, has entered writing contests about civil and human rights, and has had her artwork shown at the Delaware Children’s Museum. The winner of the Arts Rising Star award is Aliana Fontanez

This year’s recipient of the Arts award for Southern Delaware is an eleventh grader at Seaford Senior High School. He is involved in extracurricular activities including playing soccer, honor society, and his school’s band. In addition to his musical talents in percussion and saxophone, he is an avid drawer and painter. This year’s recipient of the Arts Award for Southern Delaware is Rufino Bahena-Toledo

The recipient of the Arts Award for Northern Delaware is a junior at McKean High School. He makes an effort to always challenge himself as an artist by submitting his work to contests and colleges for consideration. This April, he will be a featured artist at a district-wide art show at the Delaware

CATEGORY: COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Our Community Service Rising Star is a 9th grader at Salesianum High School. His teacher described him as thoughtful, spirited, and sincere. He dedicates much of his free time to volunteering at 5K charity walks, as a volunteer youth basketball coach, and as a volunteer at the Latin American Community Center. The winner of the Community Service Rising Star Award is Franklin Rodriguez

The recipient of the Community Service Award for Southern Delaware is a twelfth grader at Polytech High School. He is involved in a wide variety of school and community activities, including Delaware Association Student Council (DASC) the Student Government Association, Cross-Country and Track, as well as participating in Skills USA. He volunteers extensively with his church, both in the youth group and the music group where he sings and plays guitar. This student says he is motivated by his Latino heritage to be a leader in school and a liaison for the Hispanic community. The recipient of the Community Service Award for Southern Delaware is David Arroyo.

The recipient of the Community Service Award for Northern Delaware is an eleventh grader at Cab Calloway School of the Arts. She is an exemplary student, maintaining excellent grades, taking a college class at Wilmington University and being accepted in to the national Society of High School Scholars. She volunteers with many different organizations at school and in her community including being an ambassador for the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with intellectual disabilities (DFRC). She started and independently manages a culinary club at her school. As part of this job she organized volunteer opportunities for the club at the local Ronald McDonald House cooking for and serving families staying at the home. The winner for the Community Service award for Northern Delaware is Nicole Mejia

CATEGORY: ATHLETICS

Our Athletics Rising Star is a 9th grader at Salesianum High School who has already been on stage once today. He is described as dedicated and determined, and it is clear these attributes show up in his athletic endeavors. He is active in track and basketball and as mentioned earlier, this student spends much of his free time coaching a youth basketball team. The winner of the Athletics rising star award is Franklin Rodriguez

The recipient of the Athletics Award for Southern Delaware is an eleventh grader at Seaford Senior High School. He is involved in a variety of activities including the Upward Bound Math and Science program at Del Tech and the Honor Society at his school. He is talented in multiple sports; he plays soccer and tennis and has received numerous awards and honors for his skills in both sports. This year’s recipient of the Athletics Award for Southern Delaware is Omar Gutierrez

The recipient of the Athletics Award for Northern Delaware is a junior at John Dickinson High School. He is new to the United States - he has been here less than a year, but immediately jumped into school life, working hard on his academics and getting involved in the athletics program. He plays varsity soccer and earned a Second Team All-State Soccer nomination at the Delaware All State soccer banquet. This year’s recipient of the Athletics Award for Northern Delaware is Wilfrido Vargas

SPECIAL CATEGORY

Querer es Poder award. This student is a senior at John Dickinson High School, but has only been living in the United States for a year and a half. She came to this country so she could take advantage of all of the opportunities the United States offers, in education as well as in other aspects of her life. What set this student apart is the fact that, despite being new to this country, she immediately began to advocate for herself and her education. Her principal noted that as a senior, she came to him concerned that her schedule was not challenging enough, and asked to be enrolled in more Advanced Placement courses. She did all of this while suffering the heartbreak of leaving her parents and newborn sibling behind in her home country so that she could come to the United States to stay with extended family and experience everything this country has to offer. For showing great determination and strength, and for showing that where there is a will, there is always a way, the winner of this year’s “Querer es Poder” award is Hiraida Arzuaga-Maldonado

CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING HISPANIC STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Our first Middle School Student of the Year is a seventh grader at Selbyville Middle School who is an active volunteer at the Selbyville Public Library. She is involved in the school choir program and plays for both the volleyball club and the school soccer team. She has overcome many obstacles in her life, and has done so with grace and dignity. The recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Middle School Student of the Year award is Ana Calles-Zamora

: Our second Middle School Student of the Year award recipient is a seventh grader from Brandywine Springs School. She is an outstanding student, maintaining perfect grades in her classes and has received many awards. She is involved in a multitude of clubs and activities, such as student government, Math League & Charter Challenge. She is the photographer for her school Year Book, plays on the school volleyball and soccer teams, and is part of the swim team at the YMCA. The recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Middle School Student of the Year award is Fernanda Argudo-Rodriguez

This recipient of our High School Student of the Year award is an amazing twelfth grader from Ursuline Academy. She has faced and continues to tackle many obstacles in her life, yet has excelled in all that she does because of her drive and determination. Academically, she takes as many AP courses as she is able and is a member of both the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. She is a gifted singer, and her talents have created demand for her not only at school but also in the community. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or in the community, she has proven over and over again that she is an amazing person and a leader to be emulated! The recipient of the 2014 Outstanding High School Student of the Year is Rocio Posada

Our second Outstanding High School Student of the Year is also an amazing twelfth grader from Ursuline Academy! She has received many academic honors and scholarships for her efforts in her classes, including the Wells College Leadership Award. She is involved in many extracurricular and community activities such as playing for the school’s basketball team and working with Teens Against Poverty. She is a dynamic singer and leads both her church choir and the children’s choir, on top of being a featured soloist in both her school concert and chapel choirs. The winner of the 2014 Outstanding High School Student of the Year is Valerie Quiñones




Hispanic Students Recognition Ceremony 2014

Hispanics students across the state were recognized by their excellence.

Since 1979, the aim of this event has been to honor the achievements of Hispanic middle and high school students throughout the state of Delaware, to encourage them to strive for excellence and to inspire them to pursue their dreams.

This year is special for the Latin American Community Center – it is the agency’s 45th birthday, and Maria Matos’ 20th anniversary of leadership to the LACC During the course of its history, the Hispanic Student Recognition Program has expanded from a neighborhood celebration on West 4th Street in Wilmington, to a Statewide event, which reflects the growth and importance of the Latino community in Delaware.

In honor of all she has done for Latinos in Delaware, the LACC dedicated this 2014 Hispanic Student Recognition Program to Minerva Marrero. Minerva passed away in December 2013, and the Hispanic Student Recognition Program always held a special place in her heart. Minerva helped found this program and until she became ill, she never missed a ceremony.

This year a student wrote: There will always be one thing that can prevent [you] from achieving success, but there are many solutions to an obstacle. Either you give up, find a solution or just keep going.   And another student said “…I am a visionary, I am a dreamer who will not rest until I have fulfilled my goals.”

As always, our Hispanic Student Recognition Program nominees this year are smart, talented and exceptional young people. The judges had a very hard time deciding the winners of each category.

A selection committee comprised of community leaders scored each application based on a detailed, category-specific rubric. The average of these scores was calculated to determine the winners.

The keynote speaker of the event was Dr. Maria Alonso member of board of directors of Academia Antonia Alonso, a dual language and Expeditionary Learning charter school. In her words Alonso encourage students to pursue their dreams and not surrender to the drawbacks in their path. "You have to dream the impossible," she said.

This year new awards were added and changes were made in how to select the best students, giving more importance to the sum of points on academic excellence rather than selecting a student per gender as it was being done for 35 years. Another change was that students were rewarded divided in two categories (north and south of the state) rather than by county. Something very good was that all but one student (who had a prior commitment) were present for the award ceremony.

The public also enjoy the presentation of young Valerie Quinones who sang a song composed by her.

And the winners by category were:

This year’s Rising Star in Academics is a 9th grader at John Dickinson High School. Her teachers say she is not only hardworking and holds herself to high academic standards, she also reaches out to help students who may be struggling academically or socially. On top of her excellent grades, she is active in the ASPIRA club at her school and has volunteered at churches, nursing homes, and the Latin American Community Center. The winner of the Academics Rising Star award is Alejandra Villalobos

The recipient of the Academics award for Northern Delaware is a senior at Thomas McKean High School. She is a well-rounded student who is committed to her academics; she takes both honors and AP classes and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is also a member of the school’s theater program, plays on the soccer team, and volunteers at Hagley Museum’s Children’s program as well as the Linden Hill Mentoring program. She has been described as an excellent role model for her peers, especially ESL students. The recipient of the Academics award for Northern Delaware is Miriam Villalobos.

SPECIAL CATEGORY

The winner of this year’s Grit Award is a senior at John Dickinson High School. This student is very active in school and in the community. He is captain of his wrestling team and participates in many other sports, and has volunteered at community organizations. But, what stood out to us, was his principal’s recommendation letter. His principal noted that while he received below a 2.0 GPA in his freshman and sophomore year, he worked very hard to turn himself around and received a 3.16 GPA as a junior and currently has a 4.25 GPA after the first two semesters of senior year. His principal noted that academic “turn arounds” like this have been very rare in his 22 years as an educator. This student has demonstrated a firmness of mind and spirit, and unyielding courage in the face of hardship. The winner of this year’s Grit Award is Luis Rosado

CATEGORY: STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH) AWARD

This year’s Rising Star in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is a 10th grader at the Charter School of Wilmington. He maintains excellent grades in all of his classes, and has participated in a variety of STEM-related extracurricular activities, such as the Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering, and the Junior High STEM Internship in Dallas Texas. Most recently, he completed an internship at the University of Pennsylvania where he researched enzymatic activities for antioxidant proteins. The winner of the STEM Rising Star award is Francisco Hernández

The recipient of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math award for Southern Delaware is an eleventh grader at Seaford High School. In addition to her STEM talents, she participates in the school band, student government, the Key Club, volunteers at her church, is a member of the National Honor Society, and plays on the school soccer team. She excels academically and is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program. She participates in the Delaware Upward Bound Math & Science program and the Talent Search Program through Del Tech. The recipient of the STEM award for Southern Delaware is Susan Velasquez-Perez.

The recipient for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math award for Northern Delaware is a junior at Appoquinimink High School. She is a dedicated student, who achieves excellent grades that earned her election into the National Honor Society. She is a member of the Book & Writing club as well as a participant of the cross-country and track teams. In addition to her school activities, she also volunteers at A.I. Dupont Children’s hospital. Her desire to be a Latino leader in the medical field inspires her to give her all on the Science Olympiad team. The winner for the STEM award for Northern Delaware is Ariana Bonet

CATEGORY: ART

This year’s Rising Star in The Arts is a 9th grader at John Dickinson High School. In addition to her artistic talents and passions, her teachers note that she is a dedicated student who is “always willing to go the extra mile” for her education. She is also active in the community; she participates in the Youth Leadership Commission of Wilmington, has entered writing contests about civil and human rights, and has had her artwork shown at the Delaware Children’s Museum. The winner of the Arts Rising Star award is Aliana Fontanez

This year’s recipient of the Arts award for Southern Delaware is an eleventh grader at Seaford Senior High School. He is involved in extracurricular activities including playing soccer, honor society, and his school’s band. In addition to his musical talents in percussion and saxophone, he is an avid drawer and painter. This year’s recipient of the Arts Award for Southern Delaware is Rufino Bahena-Toledo

The recipient of the Arts Award for Northern Delaware is a junior at McKean High School. He makes an effort to always challenge himself as an artist by submitting his work to contests and colleges for consideration. This April, he will be a featured artist at a district-wide art show at the Delaware

CATEGORY: COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Our Community Service Rising Star is a 9th grader at Salesianum High School. His teacher described him as thoughtful, spirited, and sincere. He dedicates much of his free time to volunteering at 5K charity walks, as a volunteer youth basketball coach, and as a volunteer at the Latin American Community Center. The winner of the Community Service Rising Star Award is Franklin Rodriguez

The recipient of the Community Service Award for Southern Delaware is a twelfth grader at Polytech High School. He is involved in a wide variety of school and community activities, including Delaware Association Student Council (DASC) the Student Government Association, Cross-Country and Track, as well as participating in Skills USA. He volunteers extensively with his church, both in the youth group and the music group where he sings and plays guitar. This student says he is motivated by his Latino heritage to be a leader in school and a liaison for the Hispanic community. The recipient of the Community Service Award for Southern Delaware is David Arroyo.

The recipient of the Community Service Award for Northern Delaware is an eleventh grader at Cab Calloway School of the Arts. She is an exemplary student, maintaining excellent grades, taking a college class at Wilmington University and being accepted in to the national Society of High School Scholars. She volunteers with many different organizations at school and in her community including being an ambassador for the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with intellectual disabilities (DFRC). She started and independently manages a culinary club at her school. As part of this job she organized volunteer opportunities for the club at the local Ronald McDonald House cooking for and serving families staying at the home. The winner for the Community Service award for Northern Delaware is Nicole Mejia

CATEGORY: ATHLETICS

Our Athletics Rising Star is a 9th grader at Salesianum High School who has already been on stage once today. He is described as dedicated and determined, and it is clear these attributes show up in his athletic endeavors. He is active in track and basketball and as mentioned earlier, this student spends much of his free time coaching a youth basketball team. The winner of the Athletics rising star award is Franklin Rodriguez

The recipient of the Athletics Award for Southern Delaware is an eleventh grader at Seaford Senior High School. He is involved in a variety of activities including the Upward Bound Math and Science program at Del Tech and the Honor Society at his school. He is talented in multiple sports; he plays soccer and tennis and has received numerous awards and honors for his skills in both sports. This year’s recipient of the Athletics Award for Southern Delaware is Omar Gutierrez

The recipient of the Athletics Award for Northern Delaware is a junior at John Dickinson High School. He is new to the United States - he has been here less than a year, but immediately jumped into school life, working hard on his academics and getting involved in the athletics program. He plays varsity soccer and earned a Second Team All-State Soccer nomination at the Delaware All State soccer banquet. This year’s recipient of the Athletics Award for Northern Delaware is Wilfrido Vargas

SPECIAL CATEGORY

Querer es Poder award. This student is a senior at John Dickinson High School, but has only been living in the United States for a year and a half. She came to this country so she could take advantage of all of the opportunities the United States offers, in education as well as in other aspects of her life. What set this student apart is the fact that, despite being new to this country, she immediately began to advocate for herself and her education. Her principal noted that as a senior, she came to him concerned that her schedule was not challenging enough, and asked to be enrolled in more Advanced Placement courses. She did all of this while suffering the heartbreak of leaving her parents and newborn sibling behind in her home country so that she could come to the United States to stay with extended family and experience everything this country has to offer. For showing great determination and strength, and for showing that where there is a will, there is always a way, the winner of this year’s “Querer es Poder” award is Hiraida Arzuaga-Maldonado

CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING HISPANIC STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Our first Middle School Student of the Year is a seventh grader at Selbyville Middle School who is an active volunteer at the Selbyville Public Library. She is involved in the school choir program and plays for both the volleyball club and the school soccer team. She has overcome many obstacles in her life, and has done so with grace and dignity. The recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Middle School Student of the Year award is Ana Calles-Zamora

: Our second Middle School Student of the Year award recipient is a seventh grader from Brandywine Springs School. She is an outstanding student, maintaining perfect grades in her classes and has received many awards. She is involved in a multitude of clubs and activities, such as student government, Math League & Charter Challenge. She is the photographer for her school Year Book, plays on the school volleyball and soccer teams, and is part of the swim team at the YMCA. The recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Middle School Student of the Year award is Fernanda Argudo-Rodriguez

This recipient of our High School Student of the Year award is an amazing twelfth grader from Ursuline Academy. She has faced and continues to tackle many obstacles in her life, yet has excelled in all that she does because of her drive and determination. Academically, she takes as many AP courses as she is able and is a member of both the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. She is a gifted singer, and her talents have created demand for her not only at school but also in the community. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or in the community, she has proven over and over again that she is an amazing person and a leader to be emulated! The recipient of the 2014 Outstanding High School Student of the Year is Rocio Posada

Our second Outstanding High School Student of the Year is also an amazing twelfth grader from Ursuline Academy! She has received many academic honors and scholarships for her efforts in her classes, including the Wells College Leadership Award. She is involved in many extracurricular and community activities such as playing for the school’s basketball team and working with Teens Against Poverty. She is a dynamic singer and leads both her church choir and the children’s choir, on top of being a featured soloist in both her school concert and chapel choirs. The winner of the 2014 Outstanding High School Student of the Year is Valerie Quiñones

Vida/Life

Ley de Equidad de Matrícula



Marshall presenta plan de equidad en la matrícula, la propuesta daría protecciones permanentes para estudiantes indocumentados

 

 

 

 


Tuition Equity Act

Sen. Marshall introduces tuition equity plan. Proposal would give permanent protections to undocumented students

El Mercado de Seguros de Salud


Tenga cuidado con los esquemas de fraude relacionados con el Health Insurance Marketplace


Health Insurance Marketplace

Beware of Fraud Schemes Involving Health Insurance Marketplace

Perfile/Profile

El arte como herramienta para unir a las comunidades



La exposición de Michelle Angela Ortiz estará abierta al público hasta el 15 de junio en el Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Delaware.


Wilmington Trap Stars: A Street Art Exhibition

Wilmington Trap Stars: A Street Art Exhibition will be open until June 15

Opinión/Opinion

"Un día, una hora, una Tierra"


Tengo un amor absoluto por la naturaleza y los animales


"One Day, One Hour, One Earth"

I have an absolute love for nature and all animals.

Cultura/Culture

Danzas de todo el Mundo



Un programa musical para descubrir las diferentes culturas y costumbres expresadas a través de la música con la presentación de las Orquestas Juveniles y de Cámara de ArCoNet.


Dances From Around the World

A Musical Program to discover the various cultures and customs conveyed through music featuring ArCoNet’s Youth and Chamber Orchestras

 

 

 

 

 

La Cultura Hispana en Delaware/Hispanic Culture in Delaware

Minellie



Mi nombre es Minellie González Santos. Tengo 18 años, nací en Yauco, Puerto Rico pero originalmente soy de Guayanilla, Puerto Rico


Minellie

My name is Minellie Gonzalez Santos. I ‘m 18years old, I was born in Yauco Puerto Rico but I’m originally from Guayanilla Puerto Rico

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