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​Hispanic/Latino Summit 2019
​Hispanic/Latino Summit 2019
Shannon Garcia
Thursday, November 07, 2019

Hispanic/Latino Summit 2019

Five students from Neligh-Oakdale and two students from Ewing accompanied Ms. Garcia to the Hispanic/Latino Summit that was held for the second year in Columbus on October 21st. In the morning the students listened to Jessica Cox, the Keynote Speaker.

Jessica Cox was born without arms, but has not let this stop her in any of her endeavors in life. Jessica is the first armless person to fly an airplane. She does this with her feet. She also drives a car with her feet. She is also a fourth degree black belt in karate. Look her up. She is a great inspiration!

In the late morning and afternoon, the students were in engaged in breakout sessions. Some of these included, sessions focusing on how to    hone in on the skills of initiative to become a more valuable worker, sessions on available scholarships, building community, careers in STEM, connections to colleges and careers, the journey to college for DACA students, sessions on motivating students to pursue a college degree, careers in communication, and how to find the business leader inside yourself. There were also many colleges representing themselves at this event that provided a lot of useful information.

After the Summit commenced, the students chose to spend a couple of hours at Sunset Plaza in Norfolk. Lesly Luna, the eldest of the bunch (besides Ms. Garcia of course) carried on the yearly tradition of getting to choose where the group would eat. All in all, the students had a rewarding experience and great time! We can’t wait to do it again next year!