SJCC & SVL College Declaration Day 2018

August 21, 2018

SJCC & SVL College Declaration Day 2018

On June 30th, Silicon Valley Latino had the pleasure of partnering once again with San Jose City College to produce the most recent College Declaration Day celebrating the accomplishments of the latest cohort of Academic Honorees at San Jose City College Milpitas Extension. San Jose City College and SVL have produced a total of three Declaration Day events including a co-sponsored event earlier in the spring with The Hispanic Education Foundation. In total, our current count of Academic Honorees is 40, which includes this latest cohort.

The nine students in the latest cohort honored on June 30th ,as the in the previous cohorts, showed amazing dedication under challenging circumstances in high school and are headed to notable universities across the country.

Both San Jose City College and SVL are proud to acknowledge this fine group of Latino students. This year’s class consisted of Mayra Luna of Cristo Rey High School who will attend Cornell University, Marlene Quintanilla of Downtown College Prep will attend UCLA, Daisy Rodriguez of Cristo Rey High School will attend Princeton University, Emily Calderon of University Preparatory Academy will attend Cal Poly SLO, Kenneth Madrigal of University Preparatory Academy will attend U. of San Francisco, Diana Juarez-Montano of Ceiba Schools will attend University of Miami, Cheyenne Mungaray of University Preparatory Academy will attend Texas Christian University, Arnulfo Castaneda Montiel of ACE Charter High School will attend UCLA and Max Luna of Bellarmine Preparatory will attend Santa Clara University.

The achievements of these young adults and the importance of their acknowledgment cannot be overlooked or overstated. These students have shown amazing dedication and are starting the most amazing journey of their lives. We are delighted to also offer these Academic Honorees networking and mentoring opportunities as well as social media coaching via our collaborator Oscar Garcia founder of Aspira.

We invite you to acknowledge and share their achievements. Additionally, we will ask you to help us further this initiative by preparing to nominate students for our 2019 College Declaration Days. As you know, the end of summer is here and these students are off to school to begin their collegiate careers. We look forward to tracking their success and sharing their journeys with you so please stay tuned for more.  

Author: Adam Mendoza Silicon Valley Latino

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