The theme for Governor Ron DeSantis' and First Lady Casey DeSantis' 2020 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is “Celebrating Untold Stories and Contributions of Hispanic Americans in Florida.” This theme recognizes and pays tribute to Hispanic leaders who have contributed to Florida's history and future.
Since 2001, the Foundation has supported the Governor’s Hispanic Heritage Month events through the award of Florida College and University scholarships to essay contest winners. Open to Florida students from 4th through 12th grade, the contest celebrates notable Hispanic educators and leaders.
Congratulations to the 2020 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest winners! Each winning student received a 4-Year Florida College Plan Scholarship.
Essay Contest winners:
- Elementary School Category: Lucille Procaccino, Shorecrest Preparatory School, Pinellas County.
- Middle School Category: Jackson Breeden, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Brevard County.
- High School Category: Sophie Penafiel, TERRA Environmental Research Institute, Miami-Dade County.