New York City - Brooklyn College Academy High School Senior Gabriel Fontana Awarded Third Place In Power To Learn's 4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest
April 27, 2012
Brooklyn, NY, April 27, 2012 - Gabriel Fontana, the 3rd place winner of Power to Learn's 4th annual Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest, was recognized at Brooklyn College Academy High School by New York State Senator Kevin Parker and representatives from Power to Learn. At the awards ceremony, the 12th grader read his winning essay and was awarded a Netbook. 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.
View Slide Show >>
"First, I'd like to congratulate Gabriel on his terrific essay," Senator Parker said. "I'd also like to commend Cablevision for providing this opportunity to students to celebrate the rich heritage of Hispanic Americans and help them realize the many contributions made by Hispanics throughout history. Programs such as this enable young people to embrace the future through a better understanding of their heritage."