FOX 50’s Ana Maria Bonell (left) and Hola! Host Wendy Bateman greet students alongside cutouts of X-Factor‘s Simon Cowell & King of Queens‘ Kevin James.
FOX 50 recently helped sponsor the largest educational conference in North Carolina for middle and high school Hispanic students. On the morning of Friday, March 22, 2013, over 700 of the students from about 26 North Carolina counties gathered at N.C. State’s McKimmon Center for the 14th Annual Hispanic Educational Summit.
The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals (NCSHP) put the summit together to encourage students to stay in school and make the most of their educational opportunities. The students got an opportunity to learn about education & career planning and see variety of exhibits about academic programs and services.
Over 700 Hispanic 7th – 12th graders gather at the McKimmon Center to learn more about educational opportunities and career planning.
Students enjoy posing with the cut-out of X-Factor judge Simon Cowell.
The students heard from N.C. State Chancellor Dr. William R. Woodson and State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson. Inspirational speaker Gabe Salazar delivered the keynote address.
NCSHP is a non-profit with the mission of promoting education among Hispanic youth in North Carolina at all scholastic levels. They work to lower dropout rates among Hispanic youth and provide educational opportunities and access to higher education.
Thanks to FOX 50’s Ana Maria Bonell for this capcom scoop & these capcom photos.