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.