Seven members of the high school team attended the 84th Annual LULAC National Convention & Exposition held in June at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
Featured speakers were former NASA astronaut Jose M. Hernandez and Vice President Joe Biden who gave the speech at the Youth & Young Adults Awards Banquet. San Marcos High School students who were awarded were:
• Jon Delgado (incoming SMHS senior) was named National Mr. LULAC.
• Skyler Silva (incoming SMHS senior) received the National Young Man of the Year award.
• The SMHS Council received the National Scrapbook of the Year award. This was the local council’s second time to receive that honor in two years.
While at the national conference, the SMHS delegation attended a college/health/ and job fair and workshops on Latinos Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community, and Conflict Resolution.
The LULAC Council 4947 from San Antonio was the adult sponsor, and they took three youth councils and one young adult council to the national conference.