Celebración 2017

Celebración provides NHI the opportunity to showcase its work through 550-600 aspiring 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, 550-600 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
(Updated August 21, 2017)
Friday, November 17
NHI College Register Reception, 4-5 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, San Marcos, Texas
BBQ at NHI HQ Texas Ranch, 6-9 pm 
472 FM 1966, Maxwell, Texas
**Meet and greet the students who will attend the College Fair
Idea:  Feel free to wear your college’s t-shirt/logo.  Bring banners to hold up for pictures.  Even bring college color bandanas as give-aways or props for photos!
NHI will have a College Register Selfie-Backdrop for photos you can Tweet out
BBQ Tickets only $15 per person
Saturday, November 18
(all events this day at Embassy Suites Hotel – San Marcos Conference Center, San Marcos, Texas)
Doors open in College Fair area for set up, 7 am
NHI Welcome Reception and Orientation, 8-9 am
Serve on a panel (limited spots), 9:15-10 am
College Fair 10 am-noon
NHI Awards Banquet Doors Open: 5:30 pm
NHI Alumni Awards Banquet ($60 per person): 6-7:30 pm
High School Student Finals 8-8:45 pm
Student Awards Ceremony: 9-10 pm
BBQ tickets and NHI Alumni Awards Banquet tickets can be purchased by calling 512-357-6137 and speaking with Dylan Besteiro or emailing him. We can invoice your university and/or take a credit card payment.