The theme for Governor Ron DeSantis' and First Lady Casey DeSantis' 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest was “Celebrating Hispanic-American Community Leaders & Champions.” This theme recognized 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 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest winners! Each winning student received a 4-Year Florida College Plan Scholarship.
Essay Contest winners:
- Elementary School Category: Stella Jurkovic, Orange Grove Elementary School, Pinellas County.
- Middle School Category: Diana Cho, Tequesta Trace Middle School, Broward County.
- High School Category: Giacomo Mutti, Booker High School, Sarasota County.