Students pave way for college success at Cabrini College’s Northeast CWS
This was one of two programs NHI will brought to the Philadelphia area this summer, as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to develop 21st Century Latino leaders in communities where they’re needed. While the program included a significant contingent of Northeast students, it also brought in students from as far away as California, Texas, and the aforementioned nations, as well as a college fair with nine participating higher education institutions: Cabrini College, Cornell University, Fordham University, New York University, Simmons College, St. Joseph’s University, the University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, and Yale University.
The program was also covered by Al Dia. The article noted, “For Cabrini, hosting the event is an opportunity to strengthen bonds with a growing number of Latino students on their way to college,” while, for NHI, the program provides “an opportunity to cultivate a new generation of Latino leaders.”
“It was a very impressive program, with high energy from the students as well as the staff,” said Violeta Rosales, assistant education director for the program, who has been involved with NHI for more than a decade. “It demonstrated the power of NHI in how people can come together from different places and even different nations, without knowing each other, and can make long-lasting friendships.” Rosales also noted that the students were successful in learning strategies that will help them succeed in college and beyond.
The League Series Champions team (University of Pennsylvania) included:
Steven Alaniz, PSJA HS, Pharr, Texas
Randy Garcia, All Hallows HS, Bronx, N.Y.
Lara Garcia Landa, American School Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico
Arianna Gomez, Austin HS, Austin, Texas
Israel Gomez, KIPP Generations Collegiate HS, Houston, Texas
Alberto Peña, PSJA Southwest HS, Pharr, Texas
Abraham Ponce, Cathedral HS, Horizon City, Texas
Lesley Rodriguez, Highland Park HS, Highland Park, Ill.
Ricky Tamez, Alamo Heights HS, Alamo Heights, Texas
Oscar Villagomez, PSJA Southwest HS, Pharr, Texas
The 1st Place IBL Winner, representing Simmons College, included:
Jessica Benitez, Eastwood Academy, Houston, Texas
Isabel Escalante Sanchez, Carlos Pereyra, A.C., Torreon, Mexico
Fernanda Gonzalez, Academy of Our Lady of Peace, San Diego, Texas
Juliana Juarez, South San Antonio HS, San Antonio, Texas
Abiel Liñan Jr., T-STEM Early College HS, Alamo, Texas
Stephanie Manzanares, IDEA Mission HS, Mission, Texas
Haley Nunez, Rosary High School, Fullerton, Calif.
Eunice Olivares, IDEA Mission HS, Mission, Texas
Jordan Rodrigues, Helix Charter HS, La Mesa, Calif.
Mayra Rodriguez, IDEA San Benito HS, San Benito, Texas
Jazmin Silva, IDEA San Benito HS, San Benito, Texas
Miranda Torres, Weslaco High School, Weslaco, Texas
The 2nd Place IBL Winner, represented Saint Joseph’s University, included:
Isai Garcia, IDEA San Benito HS, San Benito, Texas
Andrea Garza, James Pace High School, Brownsville, Texas
Brandon Johnson, Cardinal Hayes High School, New York, N.Y.
Abdul Mustafa, All Hallows HS, Bronx, N.Y.
Criselias Rodriguez, PSJA North HS, Pharr, Texas
Jacob Rodriguez, Weslaco High School, Weslaco, Texas
Everton Rodriques, Cardinal Hayes High School, New York, N.Y.
Andrea Sahagún Peña, Colegio SunHills Valley, Juriquilla, Mexico
Christian Segovia, PSJA Southwest HS, Pharr, Texas
Mikyla Stalbaum, Brennan HS, San Antonio, Texas
Maitri White, Marquette HS, Marquette, Mich.