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MEDIA ADVISORY Latino Academic Achievement Awards to be Held May 6

Austin ISD is hosting the Latino Academic Achievement Awards. The ceremony will recognize students for various accomplishments and community leaders for community service, advocacy and volunteerism. 
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6

Where: AISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd.
This year, about 300 students in grades 7-12 from all middle schools and high schools will be recognized in the categories listed below:                       
Young Latino Leader - Grades 7-12
Outstanding Academic Progress in an ESL Program - Grades 7-12
Outstanding Academic Progress in a Dual Language Program - Grades 7-8
Fine Arts Award - Grades 9-12
Athletics Award - Grades 9-12
Top Latino Student enrolled in Advanced Placement Courses - Grades 9-12
Latino Students with the Highest GPA - Grades 7-11
Latino Senior with Highest GPA  
The district will also be recognizing community leaders in the three categories listed below:
Latino Community Service Award - Mona Gonzales
Latino Excellence in Advocacy Award - Foundation Communities
Latino Parent Volunteer Award - Rosa Mar
To see a list of honorees since 2009, please visit
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