Thursday, January 14, 2010

Latinos to be recognized

Hispanic Network to honor Reyes, Vega on Jan. 19, January 12, 2010

The Napa County Hispanic Network will honor the recipients of its annual Lifetime Achievement and Friends of the Network Awards on Jan. 19 at the Napa Valley Opera House. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards honorees are Maria Vega and Arturo “Arty” Reyes.

Vega is a Spanish teacher at Napa High School who has mentored and inspired many Latino and migrant students to excel in college preparatory and honors curriculum. Reyes, the host of the popular N.A.P.A. Show (Newest Arty Party Adventure) on Napa TV, has helped people with disabilities for more than 20 year and is an employment specialist with Napa Valley Support Services /Napa Personnel Systems.

The recipients of the Friends of the Network Awards are: Jill Schrutz, director of the Financial Aid and EOPS Office at Napa Valley College, and Peggy Suckow, retired bilingual speech therapist for Napa County Office of Education. The awards reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Napa Valley Opera House, 1000 Main St., Napa.

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