Latin Student Union hosts Awards Ceremony

The LAHS Latino Student Union (LSU) and Mountain View High School Latino Movement hosted the Latino Achievement Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 8.

The event was hosted in the Mountain View High School Theatre in the evening.

“The awards ceremony celebrates Latino achievement in an effort to promote academic success and set a precedence of achievement,” LSU adviser Perla Pasallo said.

The ceremony began with a musical performance by a band of Latino students on the drums, guitar, bass and vocals.

After the performance, the four Master of Ceremonies were introduced. Two of the Master of Ceremonies included LSU President junior Mari Molina and Vice President junior Jose Villanueva.

Guest speakers included Mountain View-Los Altos (MVLA) superintendent Dr. Barry Groves, as well as speeches given by MVHS graduate Emma Gonzalez-Beban, ’05, Mountain View Police Sergeant Dan Vicencio, and 2009 Association of California School Administrators Elementary Principal of the Year Norma Rodriguez.

Over 100 Latino students from both schools were recognized with awards in academic excellence in each subject area, school service, school spirit/leadership, top five GPA per grade, scholar athlete and the Principal’s Award for Outstanding Achievement.

The awards were presented by MVLA superintendent Barry Groves, MVLA Associate Superintendent Brigitte Sarraf, LAHS Principal Wynne Satterwhite and MVHS Principal Keith Moody.

The awards ceremony was followed by a reception in the cafeteria.