January 9 2017
BHS Senior Wins Scholarship from Hispanic Heritage Foundation
A Burlington High School student’s work was honored by an organization with the mission to encourage and supports student with Latino backgrounds.
BHS Senior Julian Lecher received a silver medal award from The Hispanic Heritage Foundation in the category of engineering during the New York regional Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards ceremony on December 5, a blog post by principal Mark Sullivan says.
Lecher was one of 21 award recipients at the event.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit that was established by the White House in 1987. It’s mission is to identify, inspire, prepare and position Latinos in the classroom, community and workforce.
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards program offers educational grants to Hispanic high school seniors chosen by regional selection committees based on their academic achievement, leadership, community service, category focus and an essay about the important role their heritage played in their success.
Lecher, whose category was sponsored by ExxonMobil was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to support his plans to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University or Cornell University, Sullivan wrote.
Pictured above, from left: Madeline Alzamora, Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences; Julian Lecher, Burlington High School; and Cecilia Orduna, Ward Melville High School; at the New York Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards. Courtesy photo.