Rochester Hispanic students receive awards from school district

Hispanic students and community leaders were recognized by the Rochester City School District Board of Education during a virtual Hispanic Heritage Month observance Oct. 22.

During the observance, students were recognized for their high academic achievement, community service and leadership. In addition, special awards were given to honor individuals who have made great contributions to the Rochester community.

Awards were presented to the following exemplary scholars, who attained a grade-point average of at least 4.0 over the last year:

East Upper School

Dyanna L. Garcia, Hitsany Caridad Gonzalez Estrada and Janehlee Montero

Edison Career & Technology High School

Jenilimar Gonzalez

Franklin Upper School

Johan Veras

James Monroe Upper School

Alondra Melendez

School of the Arts

Natalia Rose Biehl-Narvaez, Denaresh Quiñones, Dariel Ravelo-Ramos and Rosabella Rodriguez

School Without Walls

Nelson Jesus Feliciano and Carmen Ross

Joseph C. Wilson Commencement High School

Ricardo Santiago Reyes

World of Inquiry

Abel Naranjo Giralt

Rochester Pathways to Technology High School

Elizabeth Benoit and Bryan Navarro

Special awards were presented to the following students and community members for their unique achievements and contributions:

Roberto Clemente Award

Jesarie Rodriguez, Roberto Clemente School No. 8

Volunteer Youth Award

Denaresh Quiñones, School of the Arts

Academic Excellence Achievement Award

Natalia Rose Biehl-Narvaez, School of the Arts

Special Recognition Award

Pedro Santiago Sr.

Community Service Award

Henry I. Padrón-Morales, Hipocampo Children’s Bookstore

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