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Aurora Hispanic youth eligible for awards, scholarships

Updated: January 7, 2013 10:08PM

AURORA — Aurora high school students have until Friday to apply for youth awards and scholarships offered by the Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board.

The AHHAB will honor the city’s top students, along with young artists and essay writers, during its annual community breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Gaslite Manor, 2485 Church Road.

Youth leadership and service awards will be presented to high school students who have excelled in academics or sports. High school and college students also can apply for a portion of the $18,000 in scholarship money that will be awarded through the AHHAB.

Aurora elementary schools have been asked by the AHHAB to participate in a coloring contest for kindergarten through second grade, a poster contest for third through fifth grade and an essay contest for middle school students.

The AHHAB also will be celebrating the memory of Peter J. Perez, a former Aurora and Kane County police officer, by recognizing an adult who exemplifies leadership and commitment to the Aurora Hispanic community. Nominees must be 18 and older and volunteer in the Aurora Hispanic community.

Applications and nomination forms can be downloaded from the AHHAB website at Forms can be e-mailed to Special Events Coordinator Dee Basile at or sent to the city at 44 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60507. Applications are due Friday. More information is available by calling 630-256-INFO.

Tickets to the breakfast are $20 and can be purchased by e-mailing Basile.

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