2007 Banquet

3rd Annual Latino Heritage Awards Banquet

The 2007 banquet was held on Friday, October 12, 2007 at the Livestock Exchange Building.

The evening started with a Silent Auction followed by a reception featuring entertainment by members of the South Omaha Boys & Girls Club.

Fred Licon, Jr., Deputy Assistant to Mayor Mike Fahey served as Master of Ceremonies for the program which featured:
  • Presentation of Colors, Scouts from Pack 24
  • Invocation, Fr. Carl Zoucha
  • Words for the Future, Mayor Mike Fahey, City of Omaha
  • Keynote Speech, Joey Deloa Davis, Wells Fargo Bank
  • 2007 Scholarship Awards Presentation:
        Arts
        Tashia Cruz     Yuliana Dominguez     Julio Estrada
        Luis Lopez     Kayla Sayre
        Health
        Juana Acosta     Mariela Muñoz     Maria Peña
        Citlalli Pliego     Yancy Rivera-Tobar
        General
        Brenda Aguero     Beatriz Arriaga     Juan Gomez-Carbajal
        Estrella Marquez     Elisa Mateo     Elizabeth Orona
        Maria Vallin
  • 2007 Latino Leadership Awards Presentation:
        Arts, Sheila Rocha
        Education, Dr. James Ramirez
        Community Service, Alberto Silva
        Outstanding Youth, Quetzalli Pliego
        Businesses of the Year, Cox Communications & Radio Lobo
        Latina of the Year, Dr. Lourdes Gouveia
        Latino of the Year, Alberto "Beto" Gonzales
        Lifetime Achievement Award, Rev. Damian Zuerlein

    The evening concluded with a dance featuring the music of local artists, Sabor.

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