Our very own Lily Eskelsen was honored today by the Latino Leaders Network with their Eagle Leadership Award. She was recognized for her “outstanding contributions to the Latino community” and her dedication as an educator.
Juan Sepúlveda, former director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, introduced Lily as someone who serves as “a voice for teachers across the country,” who is not afraid to be honest, and who has a personal story that represents the American Dream.
Who are some of the other famous Latinos who have received this prestigious award?
You may recognize the names…
Astronaut José Henández, music producer Emilio Estefan, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solís, actor Eva Longoria, Omar Minaya, general manager of the New York Mets, Soledad O’Brien, CNN anchor, Dolores Huerta, legendary labor leader, and actor Wilmer Valderrama.