Zavala Hispanic Cultural Initiative named Amanda Luna Garcia Hispanic Person Of The Year at a banquet Saturday night.
Deserving Texoma youth also received scholarships. "Our goal is to help young Hispanic people in the community rise up to be leaders, you know, step up to leadership positions, by going to receive a post-secondary education," said Event Co-Chair Stephanie Robles.
The 8th annual Zavala Leadership Banquet took place at the Sike's Lake Center on the MSU Campus. The event also featured a silent auction, a performance by Mariachi Imperial, and a dance after the banquet.
All proceeds from the silent auction and the event will fund future scholarships.