El Clasificado Awards Southland Student with $5,000 Scholarship

El Clasificado Awards Southland Student with $5,000 Scholarship

The winner of Quinceañera essay contest will use funds to finance college preparation and education expenses


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Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 03, 2006–On Sunday, July 30th El Clasificado, the nation’s largest free weekly Spanish-language classified publication, awarded a local junior high school student with a $5,000 college scholarship at its first “Quinceañera Expo and Fashion Show.” The winner of the essay contest, Cindy Manriquez also received a quinceañera dress and a variety of prizes for a total value of $5,700.

Taking advantage of the increased interest in the quinceañera celebration, El Clasificado hosted an event that not only gives families access to the resources needed to plan for the celebrations, but more importantly, to motivate young girls to include college in their plans for the future. It was a difficult task to narrow all participants down to six finalists. The winner was chosen based on a number of factors but principally on the ability to convey a genuine interest in attaining a college education.

“El Clasificado has a long-standing tradition of informing and educating our readers through our editorial,” said Martha de la Torre, founder and CEO of El Clasificado. “We wanted to extend our community service further through the Quinceanera event and scholarship contest, to show our readers that El Clasificado is committed to helping them make their dreams a reality.”

El Clasificado’s “Quinceañera Expo and Fashion Show” is a unique event exclusively featuring products and services that cater to the Hispanic tradition that is the quinceañera celebration. The event was held at the Industry Hills Expo Center in the City of Industry, and proved to be a valuable resource to the more than 1,000 guests who plan to celebrate a quinceañera. “Quinceañera” brought together a variety of products and services including dress boutiques, beauty salons, bakeries and limousine companies. The entertainment concluded with a resplendent fashion show featuring quinceañera dresses as well as attire for the entire quince party.

El Clasificado is a free Spanish-language magazine dedicated to engaging and strengthening the Hispanic community since1988. The publication reaches over 1 million readers every week, and has a verified weekly circulation of 240,000 in over 140 cities in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Para más información visite http://www.quinceanera.com o contacte a Alicia García, Director de Comunicaciones al (323) 278-5310.

El Clasificado Awards Southland Student with $5,000 Scholarship