Spanish Nite Gala 2016

 

SPANISH NITE GALA 2016 RECAP

This year the Hispanic League presented a record setting 42 scholarships to deserving scholars. Including 2016's awards, the Hispanic League has officially awarded a total of 328 scholarships for a total of over $700,000 since the year 2000. 

The program included a delicious cuisine inspired by traditional Puerto Rican, Dominican Republic, and Colombian dishes. Keynote speaker and author, Juan A. Rios Vega Ph.D. did a great job expressing the importance of striving to achieve more and pursuing higher education. The program also included: an awards ceremony, Hanesbrands Leadership award presentation, and a Decade of Dedication award presentation. Approximately around 9:00 p.m. the program will ended and Latin Clave Band took the stage. Latin Clave Band and DJ Diego kept the tempo going all night long as guests danced until 1:00 a.m. at "Late Nite at Spanish Nite". Needless to say this was an extraordinary evening!

 

The Decade of Dedication Award is presented to those Sponsors who have provided scholarships for 10 years. Congratulations to this year’s recipient: YMCA of Northwest North Carolina. They believe in Hispanic/Latino students and understand that a scholarship both opens the door to continuing education and provides an opportunity for recipients to serve as examples to other Hispanic youth to pursue a higher education. Thank you for helping these students achieve their dreams.

 

It is with great pride and pleasure that the Hispanic League in coordination with Hanesbrands, Inc., presents this prestigious award to Reverend Francis Rivers Meza.  Francis is a collaborator, a passionate advocate and invaluable voice for the Hispanic/Latino community. Born in Mexico City he moved to the United States with his parents when he was two years old, growing up in the Carolinas. The HanesBrand, Inc. Hispanic Leadership award honors a person, group, or organization that has made substantial contributions through their leadership to our Hispanic/Latino community in the Forsyth County area. This award recognizes a leader for a specific accomplishment or for lifetime achievements. 

 

 

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 Late Nite at Spanish Nite 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPANISH NITE 2015 RECAP

 

 

2015 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT VIDEOS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

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We had a fantastic time with everyone who attended our 16th Annual Spanish Nite Gala on April 18th at the Benton Convention Center. It was a special night  - we surpassed a HALF MILLION DOLLARS $575,500!  We awarded 36 scholarships to academically gifted and well deserving Hispanic/Latino students. Thank you to our scholarship sponsors for their generous contribution and support!

Congratulations to Mary Dickinson, recipient of the Hanesbrands Hispanic Leadership Award.  She has contributed so much to the community. Thank you to all our guests and everyone involved, especially all the volunteers who help with planning and all the behind the scenes work. You are AMAZING!

The winners of the Spanish Nite Raffle were both sold tickets by our scholarship recipients: 

  • $500.00 cash prize: Ticket # 1689  winner Marcos Lopez (Ticket sold by Angelica Leonides)
  •  Graylyn Conference Center Night for Two:  Ticket # 1584 winner Edwin Clavijo (Ticket sold by Juan Clavijo)

There are additional pictures from Spanish Nite, including the photo booth pictures, on the Hispanic League Facebook page and Flickr. Click on the links below to access them. Please send any photos you would like to share or post them on the Hispanic League Facebook page.

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Flickr Photo Booth Pictures by Mr. Chodl

Flickr Spanish Nite Photos by Hugh Quinn

 

A SPECIAL thank you to Hugh Quinn for being our amazing photographer for these photos. We also extend our gratitude to the Mr. Chodl and his photography class at the High School Career Center for the fun photo booth pictures, as well as Mia Magazine for taking photos of everyone. Check out the May issue of Mia Magazine.

 

 

 

A special THANK YOU to 

Karla Barnes, Graphic Designer 

for her hours of dedication in designing all the

  2015 Spanish Nite materials!   

 

SUPREME SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS 
         
   

D.E. WOODY CLINARD

JAMES & DIANE ISEMAN

DAVID MOUNTS

ALLISON NORTON RIMRON & PAT RIMRON 

 

 

 SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS 

 

   

 

   

FERMIN BOCANEGRA

JAVIER & INGRID CHACON

DR. JOY MCLAUGHLIN

 

CRISTINA ROCHE

JOSE RAMON & SILVIA RODRIGUEZ

LIZ ROMO KELLY

 

 

 IN-KIND SPONSORS