3rd Annual Hispanic Leadership Awards Luncheon

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, the 3rd Annual Hispanic Leadership Awards Luncheon was held at the Hilton West Palm Beach in Cityplace on October 27, 2017. Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund was the featured Keynote Speaker. During the event, individuals who have made a difference in the lives of Hispanic students in South Florida through education were recognized for their contributions.

Recipients of 2017 Awards:

Education Leadership Awards

Superintendent Robert W. Runcie
Board Member Patricia Good
Broward County Public Schools

Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho
Board Member Perla-Tabares Hantman
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Superintendent Robert Avossa
Board Member Marcia Andrews
School District of Palm Beach County


Public Service Leadership Awards

Thomas A. Saenz

Emilia Fanjul
Florida Crystals

Miriam Acosta-Castriz
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County

Earnie Ellison
United Way of Palm Beach County

Peter Lamelas
MD NOW Urgent Care

Tom Mohler
Olympusat Entertainment

Mirta and Jorge Luaces
La Guía Gratuita


Student Scholarship Awards

Bridgitte Anillo
Spanish River High School

Orlando Lopez Morales
Palm Beach State College

Esteban Cardenas
Florida Atlantic University

Luis Martínez
Ana G. Mendez University

Francis Salazar
Miami Dade College

International Spanish Academy Student
John I. Leonard High School


Thank You Our Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor
Florida Crystals

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors
Ana G. Mendez University System (AGMUS)
Benchmark Education
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Rourke Educational Media

Silver Sponsors
Curriculum Associates
Data Recognition Corporation/CTB
Duffy’s Sports Grill
Ellison Consulting Group
Imagine Learning
MED NOW Urgent Care
Olympusat Entertainment

Bronze Sponsors
Adult Education, School District of Palm Beach County
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County
Leon Medical Center
Teacher Created Materials
The Law Offices of Miriam Castriz and Associates

 Floral Arrangements
Celebrad Events


Event Photos




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