Dominican Day Parade of NY delivers 29 scholarships to students

The Dominican Parade in New York awarded scholarships to 29 young people of Dominican descent, doubling the amount awarded in the last two years. To date, US $ 104,000 in scholarships has been awarded to 81 high-achieving students in colleges and universities in the United States.

On Thursday, February 22, in the week of “Dominican Independence and Dominican Heritage”, the Board of Directors of the Dominican Parade of New York (“The Dominican Day Parade Inc.”) held the Scholarship Delivery Ceremony, benefiting students who participate in educational programs. This event was held at the prestigious Wildlife Conservation Society Pavilion, Bronx Zoo, located at 2300 Southdern Blvd, Bronx, New York.

The annual reception of prizes and scholarships (2017-2018), continues marking the objectives of the scholarship program of the Dominican Parade of New York, which seeks to reward the “future of our youth” to academic excellence in higher education.

Gregoria Feliciano, of the committee and adviser for the community, made an invocation at the beginning of the event, and then gave way to the master of ceremonies Luis Gerardo Núñez -winner of the Emmy and main voice on the newscast of Telemundo 47 New York at noon-.

The words of welcome were in charge of Mr. John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx Zoo, NYC.

Wilton Cedeño made the observations of the development of the parade, while Professor Silvio Torres-Saillant spoke about the progress and development of the Dominican Parade in New York with the delivery of scholarships.

Mrs. María M. Khury, president of the Parade committee, was in charge of “honoring the students” while receiving their scholarships.

The outstanding former baseball player of the Dominican Republic, Francisco “Coco” Cordero, was the special guest and with his humble speech motivated both young people to work tirelessly to achieve their dreams.

These are the young awarded scholarships in the period of 2017-2018:

Angie Hernandez Pena-Brooklyn College
John Rojas- Colby Sawyer College
Jessica Bonifacio-Hunter College
Marlena C. Romero-Ithaca College
Geormary Sanchez-John Jay of Crminal Justice
Fraynette Familia-Lafayette College
Isaias Rivas-Manhattan College
Nicole Mejia-Manhattan College
Josue Nunez-Manhattan School Of Music
Ashley Castillo-Marist College
Nicole Doyle-Marist College
Kaleigh Garraffa-Marist Collee
Tiffany Rosario-Carist College
Daniguel Cabrera-Metropolitan College Of New York
Francina Núñez-Miami Dade College
Emmanuel Duran-Middlebury College
Jei Mota-Middlesex County College
Zuleica Alcantara-New York University
Yanireth Benzo-Pace University
Dhaynan Solano-Purchase College
Orosmar Cuevas-Queens College
Nerys M. Castillo-Santana-Syracuse University
Michelle Martinez-Syracuse University
Michelle Nunez-Syracuse University
Adriana Zapata-Syracuse University
Jorge Estevez-The City College Of New York
Alyssa Liriano-The City College of New York
Yamily Santana-Union County College
Emely Martinez-Valencia College

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