FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Silvia Hasak, Chairperson, Lee County Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board
NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR LOCAL HISPANIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 21, 2002) – Nominations
are being accepted through April 12 for the 2002 Hispanic Achievement Awards,
which recognizes those in our Hispanic community who have made a significant
contribution to improving life in Lee County and bridging the differences
Awards will be presented in seven categories:
Outstanding Student of the Year (Elementary/Middle School), Outstanding Student
of the Year (High School/College), Educator of the Year, Outstanding Ministry,
Volunteer of the Year/Community Service Award, Employee of the Year and Business
Organization of the Year.
To receive a nomination form, call Silvia Hasak
The awards banquet, which is in conjunction with
Cinco de Mayo, will be held May 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Casa Cabana
Restaurant, 2158 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.
To make a reservation, call Silvia Hasak at 652-7912.
The awards – sponsored by the Hispanic Affairs
Advisory Board – recognize those persons who project a positive image on a
daily basis, while overcoming cultural, language, economic, health or other
barriers. As effective
communication is more than speaking the same language, the awards also honor
those persons who open lines of communication and bridge the differences between
The Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board of Lee County
was established in 1991 and serves as an advisory group to the Board of Lee
County Commissioners. The 12-member
board identifies and evaluates problems unique to the Hispanic community,
reviews and recommends ways to ensure open communication between the Hispanic
community and Lee County government, and promotes and fosters a better
understanding of the problems facing the Hispanic community.
One of the board’s visions, and a main goal of the awards, is to help eliminate stigmas and make noticeable the innumerable positive values of the Hispanic culture.