La Voz Bilingüe has named Oscar Castaneda and Adelena Ortiz-Lovato as the Student of the Week scholarship recipients.
Castaneda will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship offered by La Voz and College In Colorado. He graduated from George Washington High School where he received numerous recognitions through the AVID program and lettered academically. He was a member of AVID Club, the National Honor Society and the school’s Varsity Soccer team.
This fall, Castaneda will start his freshman year of college at the University of Denver. La Voz asked him about his future career goals, Castaneda said he would like to become a dentist.
Castaneda’s previous volunteer work included volunteering as an assistant coach for his brother’s soccer team and reading to elementary students at the Denver Green School. La Voz asked Castaneda about the importance of volunteer work, he said: “Not only does it give you a chance to help others but it helps you to see real life — to become responsible and see life is not always as you think.”
Mullen High School graduate Adelena Ortiz-Lovato will receive a $1,000 scholarship offered by La Voz and Sociedad Proteccion Mutua De Trabajadores Unidos (SPMDTU). She is an accomplished student who will take her academic prowess to the University of Colorado at Boulder. As a student at Mullen, she was named to the First and Second Honor Rolls and was a member of Caring for Cancer Club, Mullen Theatre, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and the National Thespian Society — all while working as a tutor.
Ortiz-Lovato is an active volunteer at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, with American Legion Post #17 and is
involved with Take Flight Leadership Aviation, which is associated with Tuskegee Airmen. Through Mullen, she was also able to give her volunteer services at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and Alice Terry Elementary School.
La Voz spoke with Ortiz-Lovato, she said she planned on pursuing a career as a pediatrician. When asked what she would do to improve the world, Ortiz-Lovato said she “would open free clinics and try and get donations for people that can’t afford medical care because if you do not have your health — you do not have anything.”
Thanks to SPMDTU and College In Colorado and all the students and schools that participated during this year’s Student of the Week program. The 2012-2013 program will kick off on Wednesday, Oct. 3. For more information about the program call 303-936-8556 or email