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.
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