High schools honor Latino student achievement

Latino students in the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District collected 145 awards on April 8 at the Latino Academic Achievement Recognition Awards.

Students received commendations for academic excellence, school service and for having a top-five grade-point average, among other things. Los Altos High School students Juan Arizmendi and Jose Villanueva won the principal's award for outstanding achievement, and Mountain View High School students Gerry Espinoza and Paola Tinajero won the principal's award for outstanding achievement and improvement.

The ceremony was organized by students from the MVHS Latino Movement and the LAHS Latino Student Union, and was sponsored by Microsoft. The event's guest speakers were Mountain View High School alumna and Santa Clara University student Ana Milagros Quispe, Principal Norma Rodriguez of Dorsa Elementary School, and Sgt. Dan Vicencio of the Mountain View Police Department.

Andrea Gemmet


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Posted by Theresa Munoz
a resident of Shoreline West
on Apr 17, 2010 at 11:54 am

Congratulations on your good work!

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Posted by curious
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 18, 2010 at 10:15 am

This kind of Balkanization by the multicultural movement is extremely destructive. If you want to see someone who makes sense, google on the video about an asinine NBC reporter who sticks a microphone in the face of a black man at a Tea Party rally and asks him if he is uncomfortable. The man looks at the reporter like she's crazy and says, "No, not at all. These are my people. Americans"

So we are not Latinos or Asians or Muslims, we are AMERICANS and these events should honor all students who achieve academic excellence

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Willowgate
on Apr 18, 2010 at 11:14 am

But what about their SELF ESTEEM!

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Posted by eric
a resident of another community
on Apr 18, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Congratulations to all of these students, many of whom certainly overcame challenges and difficulties that most of us couldnt imagine

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