Month: October 2015

Osceola County Students Receive Scholarships

Osceola County, Fla – Twenty Osceola County students were recognized with scholarships on October 6 as part of a Celebration of Hispanic Heritage held at Tupperware Brands headquarters. “It was exciting because we recognized outstanding students and, thanks to the Education Foundation of Osceola County, were able to award $20,000 in scholarships that will help them pursue their goals,” said County Commissioner Viviana Janer. The event was held in conjunction with Tupperware Brands and the Education Foundation of Osceola County – and included cultural music and dance.

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 through October 15. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded what was originally a week-long celebration started by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to honor and celebrate the rich cultural contributions and traditions of the Hispanic-American community.
“As Hispanics, we love our country. Making America great hasn’t always been easy or inclusive. We’ve accomplished this through hard work and the sweat of our labor,” said Janer. “We’ve fought, bled and died for it – knowing that as Americans we share a set of common values.”

“I’m a huge believer in education, so it is really important to me that this year’s event focused on the youth of our community,” Janer concluded.