Zavala Hispanic Cultural Initiative will host the 2015 Hispanic Leadership Banquet Saturday, May 23. The event is at 6 p.m. at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tickets are $25 each, or $175 for a table of eight.
The banquet will feature Dr. Linda Prieto. Prieto is
at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Dr. Linda Prieto grew up working in the agricultural fields of the central San Joaquin Valley in California alongside her family. It was there that she understood first-hand the value of an education and the important role educational opportunities can play in breaking the cycle of poverty.
Proceeds of the event will be dedicated to provide local Hispanic students with scholarships to attend colleges and universities. Zavala will hand out roughly ten scholarships, in all, totaling $30,000.