Long Island - Albert G. Prodell Middle School 6th Grader Jordan McClintock Awarded Third Place In Power to Learn's 4th Annual 'Hispanic Heritage Month' Essay Contest
March 16, 2012
Shoreham, NY, March 16, 2012 - Jordan McClintock, the 3rd place winner of Cablevision's Power to Learn 4th annual "Hispanic Heritage Month" essay contest, was recognized at Albert G. Prodell Middle School by Assemblyman Dan Losquadro and Power to Learn representatives. At the awards ceremony, the 6th grader read her winning essay entitled "Many Backgrounds . One Legacy" and was awarded a netbook.
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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cablevision's Power to Learn and Olympusat, Inc. sponsored the essay contest for students in grades six through 12 in Cablevision service areas. Students were required to submit an original essay that answered, in 500 words or less, "How do you identify culturally with other Latinos or with the Latino community and what makes you different or unique?" or "What do the terms Hispanic and Latino mean to you?" Prizes included a $5,000 savings bond, an Apple iPadT, a laptop computer and a Netbook. Olympusat Inc. is the provider of such Spanish language channels as Latele Novela, ¡Sorpresa!, Momentum and TV Chile, all available on iO TV® as part of the iO en Español programming service.
"I'd like to congratulate Jordan on her wonderful essay," Assemblyman Losquadro said. "She did a fantastic job explaining how her Grandmother became her greatest teacher and helped her realize the many contributions made by Hispanics throughout history in all facets of our lives. I applaud Cablevision for providing this opportunity to students to celebrate the rich heritage of Hispanic Americans."