CULTURE. SCHOLARSHIP. COMMUNITY.

Scholarship Winners

30 high school scholarships and 23 freshman-year university scholarships were awarded in April 2017 to 34 graduating seniors and 19 underclassmen form some of the best New Orleans area public, private and parochial high schools. See listing below. (Source: official program of the 2017 NOHHF Scholars Ceremony)

No.

GRADUATING SENIORS (34)

High School Attended

1

Kimberly Acosta

Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School

2

Valeria Ali

Grace King High School

3

Yareli Andino

International High School of N. Orleans

4

Christian Barahona

Isidore Newman School

5

Mariana Bardales

Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School

6

Joceline Cárdenas

Helen Cox High School

7

Ricardo Cruz

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies

8

Isabella Fendley

Mount Carmel Academy

9

Vincent Flores-Aprill

Lusher Charter School

10

Armando Fuentes

Archbishop Rummel High School

11

Raquel García

St. Mary’s Dominican High School

12

Caroline Hera

Mount Carmel Academy

13

Jovan Hernández

Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School

14

Brier Hots

Brother Martin High School

15

Nicolás Jiménez

Helen Cox High School

16

Cole McLaughlin

Brother Martin High School

17

Oscar Mendoza

L.W. Higgins High School

18

Rachel Mendoza

Grace King High School

19

Juan Pablo Menéndez

Jesuit High School

20

Raquel Morales

Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School

21

Carlos Nájera

Grace King High School

22

Daniela Padilla

St. Mary’s Dominican High School

23

Diana Palacios

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies

24

Kevin Rivera

Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School

25

Andrew Rodrigue

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies

26

Elizabeth Rodríguez

International High School of N. Orleans

27

Daniel Rodríguez-Torres

Grace King High School

28

Samantha Siliezar

St. Mary’s Dominican High School

29

Verónica Stevens

St. Mary’s Dominican High School

30

Lizette Toto

Lusher Charter School

31

Melinda Vásquez

 Helen Cox High School

32

Mario Yen-Pérez  East Jefferson High School

33

Luisa Zavala Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies

34

Jennifer Zerón  L.W. Higgins High School

UNDERCLASSMEN (19)

35

Christopher Alonzo

Isidore Newman School

36

Rebekah Alvarenga

Cabrini High School

37

Laura Arenas

Isidore Newman School

38

Guisselle Barraza

Mount Carmel Academy

39

Fernando Díaz

Brother Martin High School

40

Kimberly Díaz

Mount Carmel Academy

41

Alexandra Fendley

Mount Carmel Academy

42

Clara García

St. Mary’s Dominican High School

43

Giancarlo Hernández

Metairie Park Country Day School

44

Esther Lagos

Mount Carmel Academy

45

Marco Lagos

Jesuit High School

46

Allan Mérida

Brother Martin High School

47

Marvin Núñez

De la Salle High School

48

Alyssa Ochoa

Mount Carmel Academy

49

Emanuel Ochoa

Brother Martin High School

50

Ivan Paz

De la Salle High School

51

Jesenia Sierra

Mount Carmel Academy

52

Isabella Simmons

Mount Carmel Academy

53

Verónica Vázquez

Mount Carmel Academy

 —RAFFLE—

Cartier-Style Diamond and Gold Necklace

This is a gorgeous 14K yellow gold estate Cartier Panther-style necklace. It features a beautiful geometric link design and is centered with approximately 36 sparkling round-cut diamonds having an approximate total weight of 0.70 carats. The diamonds have an average color of “H-I” and an average clarity of “VS2”. The necklace measures 9 mm in width and 18 inches in length, and weighs 35.5 grams. This item will be raffled on the night of December 2nd at the 2017 Azúcar Ball. Tickets may be purchased at 501auctions.com/azucarball or directly from members of the 2017 Azúcar Ball Committee. Only 100 tickets will be sold. $75 per ticket.


2017 Scholars Ceremony

The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation honored its 2017 scholars from the finest public, private and parochial schools in the New Orleans area, awarding 53 scholarships and providing the environment for the scholars and their families to meet their heads of schools and school counselors, as well as the members of the Board of Directors of the NOHHF and many friends and sponsors of the Foundation. 34 graduating seniors and 19 underclassmen from 17 participating local high schools were recognized at the 2017 ceremony and reception which took place at the Henson Auditorium of Isidore Newman School, in New Orleans, on April 26th.

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2017 Azúcar Ball

The 2017 Azúcar Ball promises to be a fantastic affair. Our most important fundraising event of the year will take place Saturday, December 2nd at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, starting with the Patron Party at 7:00PM and followed by a fun-filled Ball at 8:00PM. Great music, dancing, food from New Orleans’ finest restaurants, great silent auction, a unique raffle and much more. Mark your calendar!! Save-the-date cards are being sent out prior to the invitations.