Five St. Mary’s Dominican High School students were among 53 students from 17 participating public, private and parochial schools in the New Orleans area that received scholarships from the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation (NOHHF) at ceremonies honoring NOHHF 2017 scholars.
St. Mary’s Dominican High School students recognized as NOHHF scholars were (second from left) Clara Garcia, Verónica Stevens, Daniela Padilla, Raquel Garcia, and Samantha Siliezar. NOHHF Board of Directors member Maria León Vallejo (far left) is the Ambassador to Dominican. She is a 1976 graduate of Dominican.
The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is a non-profit community organization whose main purpose is to provide an organized and directed effort in cultivating and promoting the Hispanic heritage of New Orleans and the Southern region. Each year the Foundation awards scholarships to talented Hispanic students at local schools participating in the NOHHF High School Scholarship Program.