SALSA celebrates Cinco de Mayo with awarding of scholarships

Special to the Bulletin
Scholarship recipients are, from left, Santos Munoz IV, Brandon “Hunter” Day, Deyanara de Leon, Angela Romero, Kimberly Diaz and Adan Aleman.

SALSA leaders gathered on Cinco de Mayo at Wiggins Park to observe the historic day in the most meaningful way, by awarding $6,000 in scholarships to a total of seven students.

The Strategic Alliance for Leadership and Social Action scholarships were awarded to two students from Early, two from Bangs and three from Brownwood.

The students received the Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders.

Kimberly Diaz and Isabell Escobedo will be attending Angelo State University. Angela Romero and Adan Aleman have chosen Howard Payne University. Brandon “Hunter” Day will be going to Texas A&M. Deyanara de Leon is undecided. Santos Munoz IV will be attending Tarleton State.

Andrade, SALSA founder and president of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, said, “USHLI is proud to support SALSA in making these scholarships possible. These are only seven of the many outstanding Hispanic students attending schools in Brown County, preparing themselves for college and the successful careers they plan to pursue.

"More scholarships will follow. Promoting academic achievement, social and economic advancement, and civic engagement is SALSA’s mission.”