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Mountain View High Graduate Wins Latinas Guiding Latinas Scholarship

by Anne Donofrio-Holter

El Monte

Mountain View High School graduate Dapnee Hernandez was awarded first prize in the Latinas Guiding Latinas scholarship contest.
Latinas Guiding Latinas (LGL) is “a non-profit organization designed to provide K-12 students from the East Los Angeles and El Monte area with additional resources to develop their prospect for higher education.”
Hernandez won a $500 scholarship for her entry in LGL’s essay contest.
“LGL, which is run by UCLA students, has mentored students in East Los Angeles for over 25 years,” said Mountain View High School teacher Michael Weller.  “Thanks to the leadership of Mountain View High School alumni Brenda Rivera, LGL expanded its services to Mountain View High School.”
Consistently focusing on graduation rates and social responsibility, LGL continues to motivate students to fulfill their potential in their daily lives while giving back to their community.
“LGL has brought invaluable resources to Mountain View High School including mentoring, college field trips and now, this scholarship,” said Weller.  “Since LGL came to Mountain View last year, Dapnee has been one of the students who has played a key role in building LGL at the school.  She is a highly deserving winner of this scholarship.”
Hernandez, who will begin Cal State Fullerton in the fall, is interested in pursuing a career in math or science and possibly teaching.  She received her scholarship at the LGL banquet held at the Hilda L. Solis Learning Academy in East Los Angeles.
“We appreciate the support LGL has given our students,” said El Monte Union High School District Superintendent Nick Salerno.  “We congratulate Dapnee on this achievement and wish her success in her future endeavors.”

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