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What do Eva Longoria, Emilio Estefan and Wilmer Valderrama have in common with Lily?

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.  Lily Eskelsen Award Presentation

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.

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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.

 

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  1. Debbie Hogue-Downing says:

    Congratulations, Lily for being honored by the Lationo Leaders Network. We are very proud to have a great NEA Leader working also in minority communities.

    That’s a great picture of you and Mickey. I remember him when he was a leader in Utah many years ago.

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