A Sturgis High School student received a $100 savings bond last week as the Michigan Hispanic Caucus presented awards to outstanding Hispanics across the state of Michigan during its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in Lansing.
The Sturgis recipient of the savings bond was Analiz Correa.
The Caucus held a day-long celebration of Hispanic and Latino culture on Tuesday (Sepember 29th). The festivities included a summit for high school students at Lansing Community College, lunch and entertainment on the State Capitol lawn, followed by a recognition and Cesar Chavez commemorative dinner.
The events are part of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated nationally between September 15th and October 15th.
This year’s day-long festivities were a coordinated effort by the Michigan Hispanic Caucus, co-chaired by Senator Valde Garcia and Representatives Lee Gonzales and John Espinoza; the Capital Area Cesar E. Chavez Commission; the Michigan Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs (COSSA); Lansing Community College, and Comcast.
In addition to savings bonds and scholarships to student achievers, awards were presented to outstanding Hispanic leaders and entrepreneurs.
Source: News release from Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth