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Port Chester Senior Wins State Hispanic Youth Award

Port CHester High School senior Sofia Huyhua is the recipient of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Award.
Port CHester High School senior Sofia Huyhua is the recipient of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Award. Photo Credit: Submitted

PORT CHESTER, N.Y.— Port Chester High School senior Sofia Huyhua is the winner of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Award and will receive a 2015 Silver Award/New York Region in the Sports Category.

The ceremony takes place Wednesday at Macy’s Herald Square in Manhattan.The Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in both the classroom and community.

In addition to her class work, Sofia is a member of the school's track and cross-country teams and is an Anthony Foust community service mentor. She also is active in the Spanish Club, the Italian Club and the Environmental Club. She plans to pursue a career in physical therapy.

The Hispanic Youth Awards is an educational grant program for college-bound students. This is the 17th year of awarding cash grants. About 10,000 applications are collected each year from qualified college juniors. To win an award, students must have an average GPS of 3.0 or higher and plan to attend college the year after high school graduation.

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