The theme for Governor Ron DeSantis' and First Lady Casey DeSantis' 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest was “Celebrating the Achievements of Hispanic Floridians.” 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 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 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest winners! Each winning student received a 2-Year Florida College Plan Scholarship from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.
Essay Contest winners:
- Elementary School Category: Emma Cevallos, St. Johns Virtual School and Jayla Reyes-Camacho, Mort Elementary
- Middle School Category: Aeden Arquiza, Oak View Middle School and Braydon Lee, Christa McAuliffe Middle School
- High School Category: Andrew Diaz, Samuel W. Wolfson High School and Jasmine Guerva, School for Advanced Studies – Homestead Campus