Celebración 2019

Celebración provides NHI the opportunity to showcase its work through 300-400 aspiring high school youth. It encourages a continued dialogue of issues that have importance to the future of Latino community life, gives a public face to the vision of NHI, and transmits a distinct modern-day image of Latinos as they prepare to craft the future of this hemisphere.

Approximately, 300-400 participants qualify from the summer Great Debates (9th Grade), LDZ (10th/11th Grade) and CWS (11th Grade). All of these students are award-winning recipients from each summer program, distinguishing them as the top 25% of the students who annually participate. The event includes

  • College Register Annual Meeting
  • Panel Discussion
  • College Register Discussion: Strategic Policy of Recruitment and Retention of Latinos at Institutions of Higher Education
  • Grand College Fair


Saturday, November 2, 2019

(all events this day at Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas)

Doors open in College Fair area for set up, Time: 8:00am

NHI Welcome Reception and Orientation, Time: 8:00am

Serve on a panel (limited spots), Time: 9:00am

College Fair, Time: 10:00am-12:30pm


NHI Awards Banquet Doors Open – Time: TBD

NHI Alumni Awards Banquet ($60 per person) – Time: TBD

High School Student Finals – Time: TBD

Student Awards Ceremony – Time: TBD

For more information, please contact Chris Nieto.