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June 13, 2012
Students presented with scholarships
Students presented with scholarships

EMC photo by Randy Phillips Apodaca

ROCHESTER -- Luis Rodríguez came to the United States from his native Puerto Rico as a fourth-grader who barely knew a word of English.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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June 13, 2012
Ibero scholars
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April 19, 2012
Rally aims to inspire Latinas
Rally aims to inspire Latinas

ROCHESTER -- As an engineer, Miriam Ojeda said that she was thrilled to bring her 8-year-old daughter to the ¡Soy Única! ¡Soy Latina! rally, which this year focused on science, math and technology.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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April 19, 2012
Cooking competition teaches life skills
Cooking competition teaches life skills

ROCHESTER -- The seven East High School students who competed in this year's "Iron Chef" competition did not race around or show the typical signs of anxiety commonly on display on reality TV cooking shows.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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March 14, 2012
Youth empowerment initiative planned
Youth empowerment initiative planned

ROCHESTER -- Diocesan officials are not just thinking about spirituality when it comes to meeting the needs of Latino youths who they know face challenges that are unique from their suburban or rural counterparts.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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February 15, 2012
March was eye-opening for teens
March was eye-opening for teens

ROCHESTER -- For the group of teens from St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Parish and Holy Apostles Church, the March for Life provided an eye-opening experience, said a parish official.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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January 18, 2012
Summit promotes dialogue between youths, police
Summit promotes dialogue between youths, police

ROCHESTER -- DaJon Humphrey is a college graduate who moved back to his native western New York to find a career making a difference in the community.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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September 15, 2011
Garden memorializes students
Garden memorializes students

ROCHESTER -- With beads of sweat rolling down their faces, Thomas Hilire and Adam Johnson swung shovels of dirt over and over -- all for a good cause.

The two high-school students took the lead on digging a 5-foot hole last month in the center of a vacant lot on Clifford Avenue as part of a Puerto Rican Youth Development and Resource Center project to create a memorial garden. The garden will honor city youths who have lost their lives, 15-year-old Thomas explained. And in the area that Thomas and Adam helped dig up on Aug. 16, students later placed totem poles -- with the words "Remember Rochester Youth" painted on them -- that they created to represent those who have died.

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July 12, 2011
Despite rain, baseball season gets underway
Despite rain, baseball season gets underway

ROCHESTER -- Mother Nature rained on the parade for the Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League -- literally, but not figuratively.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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June 15, 2011
Area youths honored for academics

Tiánna Negrón of Spencerport knows she is facing hefty student loans in the future as she pursues her dream of becoming a doctor.

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By Amy Kotlarz/EMC
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