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Latino Youth Recognition Day: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Alexis Santamaría, of the Madeline English School in Everett being honored by David “Big Papi” Ortiz.

Eight different public middle schools across Greater Boston were well represented at America’s Most Beloved Ballpark, Fenway Park, last Wednesday, May 20th as El Mundo Newspaper and the Boston Red Sox held their first of three Latino Youth Recognition Days (LYRD) this season.

Twenty one (21) hard working and academic all-stars from Salem, Chelsea, and Everett Schools were publicly recognized during a special on field pre-game ceremony featuring David “Big Papi” Ortiz.

The recognition took place moments before the Red Sox took on the Texas Rangers at historic Fenway Park in front over 37,000 fans.

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More pictures and stories on the memorable day:

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Jocelyn Poste student at the Clark Avenue Middle School in Chelsea received recognition for being on honor roll from David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez Red Sox players at Fenway Park.
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From the Joseph A. Browne Middle School in Chelsea, Wuilfido Hernandez and Red Sox player Hanley Ramirez.
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Hug moment: “Big Papi” congratulated the academic star Andrés Gómez of Lafayette School of Everett for his accomplishments.
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Thank you LYRD sponsors!: Proud Partners: Helping out David “Bid Papi” Ortiz in handing out certificates to the honored students at Fenway Park. From left to right: Julio Mantilla from TJX Companies; Tim Blake, District Manager from Bank of America, Alicia Verity from Bank of America, Courtney Cannon-Booth from Comcast; Lee Medeiros from Western Union; Erica Neufeld from Boston Medical Center and Michael Lee from Mass Dot.

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Honoring Importance of Family as well as Academic

El Mundo’s Latino Youth Recognition Day is aimed at boosting students’ pride in their academic achievement. Another important effect of this event is its unique ability to bring together family members to take pride in one another. Seeing the youth taking their moment in the spotlight and their parents taking joy in witnessing such a moment brings great satisfaction to all El Mundo, Red Sox and LYRD staffers.

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Yoliana Ynoa from Nathaniel Bowditch Salem Public School celebrated her achievements with her family.
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Elizabeth Teo from the Lafayette School in Everett, proudly showed her award together with her mom, dad, brother and grandmother.
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From the Keverian School in Everett, Anthony Escobar happy of his success next to his proud mom and sister.
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Happy moments for the family of Krissely Barrous Dume from Nathaniel Bowditch Salem Public School in Salem after being honored at Fenway Park in front of over 37,000 fans.
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From the Joseph A. Browne Middle School in Chelsea Nahomy Monge Quintanilla, poses for El Mundo next to her family after being awarded for her academic excellence.
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Mon and dad proud of their daughter Karina Avalos of the Clark Avenue Middle School in Chelsea after being recognized for her outstanding grades at school.
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From the Parlin School in Everett, the academic star Valeria Rodriguez celebrated her achievement with her family.
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Jose Perez from Wright Science and Technology Academy in Chelsea enjoyed his award with his proud family.
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Proud family. Jeffrey Marroquin from the Parlin School in Everett minutes after being honored by David “Big Papi” in a special ceremony moments before the game.
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From left to right. Students from Everett: Andres Gomez from Lafayette School, Matias Aquino from Whittier School, Erica Neufeld of Boston Medical Center and Adriana Aquije from Whittier School.
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Academic All-star students. From left to right: José Perez from the Wright Science and Technology Academy in Chelsea, Yoliana Ynoa, Jasmine Gonzalez and Sirena Baez from Nathaniel Bowditch Salem Public.

 

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Jasmine Gonzalez from the Nathaniel Bowditch Salem Public share moments with her family minutes before being honored by David “Big Papi” Ortiz.

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Simply…Sensational !

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Part of El Mundo’s Latino Youth Recognition Day program at Fenway Park includes the singing of the National Anthem by a local Latino artist or singer. On May 20th, Danny Donato of Lynn, MA was called upon to offer his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Donato was superb as he wowed the crowd and most importantly, his mom Cassandra Delgado (Lady Cash).

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More pictures…

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