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LULAC Council 402 celebrates National LULAC week

Left to right: Houston Councilman Robert Gallegos, HISD Trustee Anna Eastman, LULAC 402 President Carmen Nuncio, HISD Assistant Superintendent Jorge L. Arredondo, Ed. D, Mistress of Ceremonies Cynthia Cisneros (ABC 13 Houston Vice President of Community Affairs) & Texas House Representative Jessica Farrar. (PHOTO BY ALLAN JAMAIL)
Left to right: Houston Councilman Robert Gallegos, HISD Trustee Anna Eastman,
LULAC 402 President Carmen Nuncio, HISD Assistant Superintendent Jorge L. Arredondo, Ed. D, Mistress of Ceremonies Cynthia Cisneros (ABC 13 Houston Vice President of Community Affairs) & Texas House Representative Jessica Farrar. (PHOTO BY ALLAN JAMAIL)

Houston TX – February 17 – LULAC Council 402 known throughout Houston as “The Education Council” for their successful contributions of Scholarships to deserving underprivileged students celebrated LULAC’s 87th Anniversary during National LULAC Week at their annual awards banquet. Scholarships awarded to students annually are used to pay tuition, fees, and housing costs for college.

LULAC (The League of United Latin American Citizens) Council 402 Scholarship Gala honored State Representative Jessica Farrar District Office “Honoree of the Year” and Dr. Jorge Arredondo HISD Asst. Supt. Houston Independent School District as “Educator of the Year”. Jeff Davis High School performed at the evening with their Mariachi Band.

To date, “The Educational Council” has awarded over $430,000 in scholarships to deserving students. In 2015, $30,000 was awarded to 44 students. LULAC Council 402’s Scholarship Committee and Houstonians Scholarship Fund goal is to support bright, underprivileged students to attain higher degrees of education. Our commitment is to provide a vehicle which will enhance the community’s future.

In her acceptance speech, State Representative Farrar, District 148 stressed the importance of taking the time to mentor our youth to increase their self-esteem and to help them meet their full potential.