Event Date

October 11, 2011

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Latino Students Participate in Essay Contest

WNC Latino Students with Gov. Brian Sandoval
WNC Latino Students with Gov. Brian Sandoval

Western Nevada College students of Hispanic ancestry celebrated their culture during October by participating in Hispanic Heritage month. A number of WNC students participated in an essay contest with the theme, "What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me."

According to Lupe Ramirez, who advises the college Latino Student Club, WNC students wrote essays and Maira Ibarra was named winner of the contest. Ibarra and other members of the Latino Club met with Gov. Brian Sandoval, Assemblyman Pete Livermore, Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, and Assemblywoman Debbie Smith at the Governor's Mansion.

Press Release: October 24, 2011


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