The top boy and girl from 63 schools in Council District 14 were honored on Saturday, June 2, along with their families, at an annual brunch and awards ceremony in Downtown Los Angeles.
The “Adelante (Onward) Awards” are hosted by Councilmember Huizar, who started the event 14 years ago while serving on the LAUSD school board to recognize and encourage young students who are achieving academic excellence. Since its launch, the Adelante Awards has honored more than 1,200 students.
“I created the Adelante Awards to recognize academic excellence while encouraging students and their families to continue on the path they are on so they can reach their God-given potential and live successful lives,” said Councilmember Huizar. “After 14 years and more than 1,200 students honored, nothing gives me greater joy than hearing from a former Adelante recipient that this award inspired them to achieve their dreams and that is why we do this year in and year out.”