Los Barrios de Amarillo 2021 Award Winners

Updated: Nov 26, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month is a national celebration of the history and cultures that Hispanic and Latin Americans have made to American society and culture. It is celebrated September 15 – October 15 and Los Barrios de Amarillo organized a virtual event which honored and recognized local leaders in our Amarillo community.


The theme "Reflecting on the Past, Looking to the Future," commemorated our 50th anniversary. The present and a few past board presidents shared memories of the organization and how it's made a difference in the lives of students in the Texas

Panhandle. And in keeping with tradition, awards were presented to local leaders and volunteers.


2021 Winners (L-R): Liz Rascón-Alaniz - Wesley Community Center, Leslie Hinojosa, Jennifer Gallardo, John Betancourt, Brad Baldridge - Xcel Energy

2021 Winners:

Young Rising Star – Leslie Hinojosa, LMSW, Instructor, West Texas A&M University

Lifetime Heart of the Barrio – Amarillo Wesley Community Center

Business Community Service – Xcel Energy

Hispanic Woman of the Year – Jennifer Gallardo, Vice-President/Branch Manager, Amarillo National Bank

Hispanic Man of the Year – John Betancourt, Account Executive, Townsquare Media