National Hispanic Award Goes to Two at Whitman

Rachel Vaughan and Brenda Mendez, left to right front are congratulated by Walt Whitman guidance and administrators left to right: Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos, Guidance counselors Ms. Carolyn Dooley, and Ms. Crystalia Shepherd, and Principal Mr. John Murphy.
Rachel Vaughan and Brenda Mendez, left to right front are congratulated by Walt Whitman guidance and administrators left to right: Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos, Guidance counselors Ms. Carolyn Dooley, and Ms. Crystalia Shepherd, and Principal Mr. John Murphy.

Walt Whitman students Rachel Vaughan and Brenda Mendez were recently honored as National Hispanic Award recipients. “This award recognizes students for their high academic achievements, and of course their Hispanic Heritage,” said Principal John Murphy. “We are incredibly proud of Brenda and Rachel who have been selected for this prestigious honor. Both of these young ladies are a testament to our school community and personify what it's like to be Hispanic and excel in our society. They are wonderful young ladies that bring a lot of joy to our high school."

Way to go Rachel and Brenda!