On Thursday, December 17, 2015 Bronx Elected Officials including Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Sr, joined with the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization at Maestro’s Caterers, to recognize the academic achievements of Dominican student Christopher Brito.
Christopher Brito is a Bronx high school senior at the Hyde Leadership Charter School, and he is the only student in all the five boroughs of New York City to be nominated by the New York State Department of Education for the Presidential Scholars Program. Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz nominated Christopher Brito on October 1, 2015.
According to Senator Diaz: “We are so proud, as Hispanics that Christopher is the only student chosen from the five boroughs and we trust that Christopher’s experience as a Nominee for the Presidential Scholars Program will continue to provide strength and encouragement for him to use all the gifts and talents that have blessed his life. We also believe that Christopher will serve as an incredible role model for our Bronx and City students.”
Finalists for the Presidential Scholars Program are expected to be announced in the spring.
Above - State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. addresses the New York Hispanic Clergy organization.
Below - Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. does the same.
Above and Below are the students who were honored.
The students are seated at their own table. You can see the packed room full of Clergy members.