Sponsored By


21st Annual FIESTA Street Festival 

Saturday, September 14th

Noon - 7:00 PM

Applications for Vendor Booths NOW AVAILABLE 

Wells Fargo is the Naming Sponsor for FIESTA 2013!   Organized by the Hispanic League, FIESTA is the annual street festival which has become a downtown tradition in Winston-Salem. FIESTA will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013,marking its 21st year. Fiesta is downtown Winston Salem covering a 4 block area.  FIESTA is free to the public and is a rain or shine event.

We have a new footprint this year!! Start on 4th Street  near the Chamber of Commerce Building crossing over to North Poplar Street for the Cultural Stage; ; the Main Stage will be behind the Loewy Building in the Parking Area; the Children's Area will be at Winston Square Park; and the NEW Arts & Crafts Plaza will be in the Mudpies Parking Area off of Poplar St.  Just follow the music and smell of Great Latin Food on the corner of 4th and Poplar Streets and you will find us.  

There will be flyers with maps available at Fiesta to list all the great booths at the HISPANIC LEAGUE Booth. A general copy of the map of Winston Salem with the new Fiesta footprint can be found on the FIESTA FAQ page.

Everyone is welcome to attend this multicultural event and enjoy live Latin music, cultural programs, a children’s area, Latin cuisine, a beer garden, and local arts and crafts. FIESTA 2013 is a multicultural street scene that expects to bring over 20,000 visitors to the area.

Live entertainment for FIESTA 2013 is being planned now, so watch for emails with updates.  Other FIESTA activities include the Parade of Flags, a Zumbathon Kick-Off Party starting at 11 a.m. and a Dance Contest that will take place at 5 p.m. A complete schedule of performance times, activities and events will be coming soon. 

FIESTA is a fundraiser for the Hispanic League, with all funds raised from FIESTA sponsors, vendors and donations supporting cultural, health, education, and college scholarship programs for the Hispanic/Latino community year-round.

Contact Mari Jo Turner

marijo@hispanicleague.org for details today!


Hispanic League’s Mariachi Nite!


Hispanic League Members, Volunteers,

Sponsors & Friends


Join us for an Evening of

Live Mariachi Music



Walter Guardado from El Salvador

2012 Contestant of Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento









Thursday, June 6th  2013

6:00 – 8:00 PM


Bring Your Favorite International Food to Share





Please Click HERE to RSVP by June 4th


Hosted by

The Dummit Law Firm

1133 West First Street, Winston Salem 27101

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Parking on West First St., Burke St., Westdale St. and

the Back Parking Lots



Join the Celebration  




The Hispanic League Needs Volunteers to Walk in the

Winston Salem Centennial Parade



 Everyone loves a parade and The Hispanic League will be participating in the Winston Salem Centennial Celebration Parade this coming TOMORROW!   SATURDAY, MAY 11th.  We are looking for approximately 25 people to walk with us. What a wonderful way to show our presence in the community, especially after receiving ECHO Award from the Winston Salem Foundation last week!

All members of our Hispanic League group must arrive to the staging area and register between11:30am and 1:00pm on the day of the parade, Saturday, May 11.  Those who arrive after 1:00pmwill not be allowed to participate in the parade. Each member of the group needs to check in when they arrive and verify that your name is spelled correctly.  Certificates of participation signed by Mayor Allen Joines will be mailed to the Hispanic League after the parade.  Only those who walk in the parade will receive a certificate.
Check in will be located in front of Gateway Family Practice at 390 Salem Avenue WestWinston Salem, NC 27101. Walkers can be dropped off at this location. Limited parking is available including handicap accessible spaces.  Water and restrooms will be available at this location. 
The parade will begin at the south end of Old Salem and will be a mile and a half route ending at Corpening Plaza. 
  • We will carry our FLAGS that we use for Fiesta -- PAT GARDEA will be coordinating those who want to carry a flag.  Please call Pat at 336.403.2332 or email her at pat.gardea@gmail.com to confirm you want to carry a flag and which countryNO LATER THAN THURSDAY AFTERNOON!!.
  • We will be walking in the 1990's Decade since that is when we had the first FIESTA (1992).
  • Please wear a Fiesta T-ShirtMiddle School Achievers T-Shirt or Costume of your Heritage to represent the Hispanic League. 
  • There will be a Party in the Plaza afterwards with live music.  You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to share with each other.
  • shuttle will be available immediately after the parade is over, but if you plan to stay and take part in the Party in the Plaza, you should plan to either walk back to the starting area or have an alternate means of transportation to return to your vehicle.It has been suggested we should have a few cars parked closer to Corpening Plaza so transportation back to the Gateway Area is easier. 
  • WXII will be providing live coverage of the parade so you might see yourself on TV that night. 
  • Board Members Guillermo Alvarez and Mary Dickinson will be near the check in area with a Hispanic League Banner - so look for them to know where to gather.


Spectacular Spanish Nite




Presented By 





Did you feel the energy on Saturday night?? Over 470 people celebrated the 14th Annual Spanish Nite!!  The Hispanic League awarded an amazing 34 Scholarships - the most ever!  Since the program’s inception in 2000, The Hispanic League has now awarded 214 scholarships, totaling $402,000 to local, academically outstanding Hispanic students. 



Recipients include: Anabela Barreto, Jesus Barreto, Erick Carlos, Sandra Castro Cortes, Angel Cedillo, Brian Cedillo, Juan Clavijo, Ana Escobar Serrano, Vanessa Evaristo, Yesenia Evaristo, Zuleima Evaristo, Mateo Gaitan-Granados, Francesca Ginocchio, Diana Guzman-Cisneros, Elizabeth Luis Garcia, Ingrid Martinez, Karina Martinez, Alondra Mata-Macias, Luis Melendez, Jeniffer Mendoza, Natasha Morales, Alex Moreira, Ishmael Narvaez, Juan Noyola, Zayda Parra, Maria Razo Sanchez, Angelica M. Regalado, Luis Alberto Regalado Vera, Katherine Rodriguez-Mendez, Leidi Rodriguez-Mar, Paula Tomaselli, Yaneth Valenzuela, Elizabeth Vega-Orozco & Jeanette Vega-Orozco Photo by Hugh Quinn


We are most thankful for the very generous support of Modern Nissan, our naming sponsor for Spanish Nite 2013.  They provided a special "Pre-Event Reception" for all the Scholarship Recipients and their Sponsors.  Rob Fowler and Eddie Hernandez hosted this great opportunity for the recipients and sponsors to meet or reconnect, since several of our sponsors are giving scholarships to the same students again this year.


One of the highlights of the evening was our Board President, Guillermo Alvarez, presentingMayor Allen Joines a letter on behalf of our Board of Directors stating our request to the Winston Salem City Council for a resolution to increase accessibility to higher education for our local Hispanic/Latino and immigrant community.


The keynote speaker, Felicia Arriaga, inspired us with her story of being  from a migrant family background and overcoming obstacles to  receive numerous scholarships to attend college and is now a PhD candidate at Duke University. Photo by Patrica Ortiz, La Noticia


In addition there was an wonderful Silent Auction raising over $4,000 with almost 100 items, including an original acrylic on canvas "The Eye of Nature" donated by Raul Montero, wonderful gift cards from several restaurants, an outdoor patio heater donated by Blue Rhino, spa treatments, and more! 


The Top Sponsor Awards for 2012 were awarded to Modern Nissan, Allegacy Federal Credit Union, BB&T, Fermin Bocanegra, Food Lion, Hispanics In Philanthropy Funders' Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Members Credit Union, Norsan Multimedia, PepsiCo, Reynolds American, The Millennium Fund, Time Warner Cable, and Truliant Federal Credit Union.


In recognition of those who have continued to support scholarships for the past 10 continuous years, the Hispanic League awarded the new Decade of Dedication Award.  Every year since 2003, Hanesbrands Inc., Reynolds American, and PepsiCo.  have believed and continue to believe in Hispanic/Latino students. They understand that a scholarship both opens the door to continuing education and provides an opportunity for recipients to serve as examples to other Hispanic youth to pursue a higher education. Thank you for helping students achieve their dreams!


Allison Norton-Rimron, VP of Finance of Hanesbrands Inc. and Hispanic League Board Member presented the Hanesbrands Inc. Hispanic Leadership Award to W.K. "Ike" Keener, President and CEO of Allegacy Federal Credit Union. With his leadership Allegacy has been instrumental in reaching out to the Hispanic community since 2000, creating several initiatives including Allegacy Español offices, The Center for Smart Financial Choices Spanish language financial education and money management classes, and hosting the monthly meetings of the Hispanic Services Coalition.


The evening was emceed by Robert Garcia and Linda Dorton, who not only entertained us but kept the program section of the evening moving so dancing could begin early. 


                                                                                                    Photo by Hugh Quinn


This year's entertainment was provided by Ricardo Diquez & Tropic Orchestra an amazing 10 piece band well know for their Salsas, Merengues, Cumbias, Rumbas, Bachatas and Zambas and DJ, Edgar Menendez, the Hispanic League's DJ for years for both Spanish Nite and Fiesta from WSNC 90.5 FM. People were dancing all night long!



Enjoying the evening were Luisa Elena Alvarez, Robert Garcia,

Anne Gauthreaux and Mari Jo Turner Photo by Adrián Romero, Qué Pasa Media 


The $500 Raffle drawing was won by Coreen Williams-Ross who works at Costco. The ticket was sold to her by Jacqueline Gomez in the Costco Marketing Department. 



I would also like to recognize and thank Nancy Núñez with Mia Magazine who took photos of everyone as they arrived on the official "Red Carpet."  Look for a special Spanish Nite Gala section in the May Mia Magazine to be out soon.
Photo by Luisa Elena Alvarez



Last and certainly not least I owe a debt of gratitude to all our amazing volunteers who helped to make the evening a huge success - they covered the many details from the beautiful decorations and ticket/table coordination to organizing all the silent auction items and scheduling the many volunteers.  


A special thank you to Xiomara Parra and Robert Garcia for co-chairing the committee. Likewise the Scholarship Committee, co-chaired by Allison Norton-Rimron, Diana Santos Johnson and Pauline Morris, dedicated countless hours to finding the sponsors to provide the 34 scholarships and matching the recipients- without their support we would not be able to provide the funds for the recipients to attend college.  Please thank the following people the next time you see them.


Scholarship Committee                 Spanish Nite Committee                                            

Guillermo Alvarez                           Guillermo Alvarez                 David Hough

Luisa Elena Alvarez                         Luisa Elena Alvarez               Diana Santos Johnson

Maria Aristizábal                             Maria Aristizábal                   Maria Justice

Diana Santos-Johnson                       Lylee Basore                        Jennifer Mladineo

Maria Justice                                  Caroline DeCelles                  Lyssa Moore

Liz Romo Kelly                                Mary Dickinson                     Pauline Morris

Pauline Morris                                 Yessi Galvez                         Nancy Núñez

Allison Norton-Rimron                      Robert Garcia                       Xiomara Parra

Daisy Rodriguez                               Adriana Granados                  Cristina Roche

Mari Jo Turner                                Cesar Guerrero                      Mari Jo Turner


Many Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors

Scholarship Sponsors



Allison Norton-Rimron & Pat Rimron
Javier & Yngrid Chacon
Milena Isabel Alvarez Scholarship
Fermin Bocanegra Scholarship Fund
James & Dianne Iseman
Community That Cares Scholarship Patrons
Anonymous, Michael Cottingham, Dr. Lawrence Gray, Paul & Addy Jeffrey, Norman & Maria Justice, Jamie Huss & Gregg Jambeck, Carlos & Lettitia Iruela, Pauline Morris, Daisy Rodriguez, Wayne & Mari Jo Turner, James B. Wilson, Luly Beckles, Liringis Chiropractic, BB&T, Francisca Zamora in memory of Rosa Zamora
Spanish Nite In Kind Sponsors
Ariel Perez Photography, David Hough, Hugh Quinn



Annual International Wine Tasting

Huge Success!!

This year's International Wine Tasting was another excellent event with approximately 85 - 90 attending.  Many thanks to the Piedmont Craftsmen Inc for hosting the event again this year in their beautiful art gallery. The hors'doeuvres were sponsored by Lowes Foods, glasses were donated by Downtown WS Partnership and Oscar Oviedo played wonderful Latin Music to entertain us all.

Peter Mikeal, our bilingual wine sommelier introduced us to wines from Italy France, Spain, Argentina and Chile.  I believe the Malbec from Argentina was the favorite selection. 

The highlight of the evening was the unveiling of the art work by Ariel Perez to be used on all our promotional materials that are being designed by René Rodriguez of Brave, Inc. in Kernersville.  The photo donated by Ariel depicts the theme for Spanish Nite

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do,

you will never cease to grow."

Board President Guillermo Alvarez, Artist Ariel Perez, and

Karen Salinas, a student in photo

The artwork will be available as a Silent Auction item at the Spanish Nite Gala. We also had wonderful door prizes including a wine opener set donated by Costco, membership to Piedmont Craftsmen, Membership for Hispanic League and 2 Spanish Nite Gala Tickets. In addition we sold Raffle tickets for our $500 cash raffle that is drawn at Spanish Nite.  Raffle tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5 or 6 fo $10 and available at the Hispanic League Office or at Spanish Nite.

Last but certainly not least, thank you to ALL the amazing volunteers who helped make this evening a success!!  It would not have been possible without you!


Hispanic League Annual Meeting &

20th Anniversary Celebration



Over 80 people attended the  2013 Annual Meeting and raised a toast to the success of our 20th Anniversary year. The Hispanic League’s Annual Meeting was held Friday, February 1, 2013 Allegacy Federal Credit Union. In addition to the election of new board members, the evening included a presentation of 2012 highlighting activities and accomplishments, as well as a finances, sponsors, partners, and goals and plans for 2013.

It was a walk down memory lane with many past board members and former scholarship recipients present to partake in the evening. Dr. Joy McLaughlin, who began the ESL Middle School


s Program and 

Cristina Roche 

who helped plan the very first Fiesta program were both there.  In addition Hayluri "Luly" Beckles who is one of the first two people to receive a Hispanic League Scholarship was also present.

Maria Aristizábal, Board President welcomed everyone and gave an overview of the Hispanic League.  Allison Norton-Rimron, Treasurer reviewed the success of 2012 with detailed information on finances and events. She also recognized the very generous support of our donors and sponsors.  Events highlighted included:

  • Cultural Impact: Fiesta festival >20,000 attendees and raising over $20,00 in funds
  • 31 Scholarships Totaling $60,000
  • 56 Awards to Middle School ESL Student
  • Over $16,000 distributed to support Community Organizations and Initiatives
  • Monthly Hispanic/Latino Coalition Meetings
  • Job Postings for 20+ Businesses in Community
  • New Executive Director - Mari Jo Turner
FIRST Time Events that opccurred in 2012 included:
  • Our first former scholarship recipient, Liz Romo Kelly (2005-2006) and Greenlight Leasing Inc. presented a scholarship to Sandra Castro Cortes.
  • Scholarship Recipients played for first time at the 2nd Annual Hispanic League Golf Tournament - Brian Cedillo, Natalie Cedillo, and Zayda Parra.
  • First Named Scholarship donated by Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust  in honor of Fermin Bocanegra, presented to Carlos Gonzalez.

Mary Dickinson, Secretary and Chair of the Education Committee spoke about "Involúcrese!" involvement with the Hispanic League. Valeria Acosta, student at Salem College and volunteer, gave an overview of the ESL Middle School Achievers Program that she has participated in for 2 years.  Volunteers are need to visit the schools again in February, March and May.

Mary shared many ways to be involved including:

  • Membership - Become a member, partner, sponsor, donor, or volunteer
  • Participate in our programs - Attend our events, Speak to/motivate ESL students
  • Sponsor a local student to achieve his/her dream with a Scholarship
  • Get Connected -Gain/share your experiences and Serve on a Committee (NEXT SPANISH NIGHT MEETING is this Thursday, February 7th, 6:00 pm at Hospice & Palliative Care Center - call Mari Jo for directions 336.770.1228)

Guillermo Alvarez, Vice President then shared goals for 2013

  • Development -  Establish fund raising structure for Alumni Scholarship Fund and increase donation level from Hispanics/ Latinos supporters
  • Membership Program - Establish new membership structure       including small business
  • Comprehensive Assessment of Programs - Funding from HIP will help the HL collect data, evaluate and measure  impact of programs
  • Community Leadership - Promote and disseminate information for Hispanic/Latino leadership opportunities
  • Website - Facelift and update of website to be completed the end of February

Mari Jo Turner, Executive Director, proceeded with recognitions and elections.  She recognized board members Rocio Adame, Carlos Iruela, Cristian Pereda, and Jorge Vidal for their service on the board of directors, and introduced four new board members elected for the 2013-2014 board term Michael Cottingham, Xiomara Lourdes Parra-Mathison, Pauline Morris and Yessina Galvez Wong. Seven board members were re-elected to serve another term Guillermo Alvarez, Cris Avila, Allison Norton-Rimron,  Mary Dickinson, Sarah Fedele, Diana Santos Johnson, and Paola Miranda. Current board members include Maria Aristizábal, Matias Ferrario, Ray Gardea, Norman Justice, Eric Korn, George Lucia and Jennifer Mladineo. Board officers for 2013 will be elected during the February board of directors’ meeting later this month.

2012 Year in Review

Hispanic League Scholarship Program



The first scholarship recipients Hayluri “Luly” Beckles and Raul Mosquera at Spanish Nite in 2000.

The first scholarship recipients Hayluri “Luly” Beckles and Raul Mosquera at Spanish Nite in 2000.

2012-2013 Hispanic League Scholarship Recipients

Established in 1992 to foster diversity and raise awareness by serving as a liaison between the non-Hispanic and Hispanic communities, the Hispanic League facilitates the inclusion, education, and health of Hispanics in our community while promoting diversity and respect for all cultures in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County.

      “This scholarship not only means academic success, but it’s also an opportunity to achieve my goals and follow my dreams.  It also helps me show other Hispanic people that there are many doors that can be opened and everything is possible once you decide to accomplish something.”

Diana DeLucio,  Freshman, Forsyth Tech - Nursing
Forsyth Medical Center Scholarship


      “Thank you all sponsors for what you are doing                  for us. Receiving this scholarship is a great accomplishment for me, a great motivation to keep striving in this country, to assert to others that the fighting for self-accomplishment shouldn’t be given up.  To obtain great results, one must endure the path of obstacles.  Thank you Hispanic League for helping me understand that with hard work, there is always recompense.”                                                                                                              Nereyda Valenzuela, Senior UNC Greensboro - Education                                                                                                      Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice Scholarship

Since its inception in 2000, the Hispanic League has awarded more than 180 scholarships worth over $335,000 in the form of $2,000 annual scholarships to outstanding Hispanic/Latino students who are current or former Forsyth County ESL students. The Hispanic League brings together the community to celebrate their achievements in the spring of each year, at the Spanish Nite Gala. The generous sponsors that make this program possible come from various walks of life, ranging from large corporations to small businesses and charitable individuals in the community – all committed to furthering educational opportunities for our students. This year’s Spanish Nite will be April 20, 2013.



 “While I was growing up it seemed impossible to believe that I would be able to achieve a higher education.  Nevertheless, with the support of my family, friends, and the generous help of the Hispanic League Scholarship Program, my dream of pursuing a degree in Marketing is coming true."


Alex R. Moreira, Junior, Guilford Tech - Marketing                                                                      Hanesbrands, Inc. Scholarship


      "This scholarship means a great deal of importance in many ways.  It is bringing me one step closer to achieving my goals in life through education and it lets me know that I am being encouraged to succeed in whatever I do.  I am beyond grateful for being selected to receive this award, supporting the Hispanic community striving to better ourselves. Thank you."            Elizabeth Vega-Orozco, Freshman, Forsyth Tech – Chemical Engineering                                                        Milena Isabel Alvarez Scholarship               

In 2012 we had 68 students apply for scholarships and feel most fortunate we that we were able to award 31 Scholarships. Please consider sponsoring a scholarship in your company name or as a family or individual  in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one. Help a student achieve a dream!    


"I can’t thank my sponsors enough for their contributions to my future.  This scholarship means I commit myself to making this investment in my education worth the effort.  In my case, I would not be where I am now without the Hispanic League and its Sponsors.  Thank You!! "

 Emilio Guzman-Cisneros, Junior, UNC Chapel Hill - Chemistry                                                       Reynolds American Scholarship



You Can Help Change a Life 

$2500 Scholarship Sponsor

§  2 Individual Hispanic League (HL) Memberships – valued at $50

§  Family name or company name, logo, contact info, and website link listed on HL website

§  1 HL Scholarship in company name or chosen name – representative from company or family presents award to     student at Spanish Nite - valued at $2500

§  2 Spanish Nite tickets – valued at $130

§  Name listed in Spanish Nite event program

§  Logo on Sponsor banner at Fiesta


$3500 Esmeralda Level Sponsor

§  Company name, logo, contact info, and website link listed on HL website

§  Logo with hyperlink on E-Newsletter

§  Access to job postings on HL website and monthly email for one year – valued at $150

§  1 HL scholarship in company name – representative from company presents award to student at Spanish Nite –  valued at $2500

§  1 Spanish Nite table (10 tickets) – valued at $650

§  Recognition as event sponsor at Spanish Nite on event PowerPoint presentation and in event program

§  Logo on Scholarship Sponsor banner at Fiesta

Hispanic League Alumni Scholarship Fund 2013-2014

A Note from Liz Kelly

My name is Liz Romo Kelly, and I am a past scholarship recipient. In 2005-2007 this scholarship helped me to complete my education with a degree in respiratory therapy and now I have my own business, Greenlight Leasing LLC. 


This year I was fortunate enough to be able to provide a scholarship for a student to attend college, Sandra Castro Cortes at Winston Salem State University.


Today, I am reaching out to you on behalf of the Hispanic League “Alumni Scholarship Fund”, because I want to make sure many other students that have financial difficulties succeed in their path to become educated.


Together we can make a big difference in our community. Providing Scholarships is the most important fund-raising priority at the Hispanic League.


By giving, the Hispanic League will continue to grow stronger and will continue to touch and change lives of many outstanding students of our Hispanic community.


Your support is very important to us.


You may make a donation online at donate.hispanicleague.org or send your donation to the info below:


Hispanic League

PO Box 30651

Winston Salem NC 27130



Your generosity will have a tremendous impact on our upcoming students. I encourage you to donate what you can to help the “Alumni Scholarship Fund”. Every donation counts!


Thank you for your support!!


Liz Romo Kelly


Hispanic League's 2nd Annual  ZumbathonÒ

Huge Success!! 


The second annual Hispanic League Zumbathon welcomed 75 active participants on Friday, November 9th to raise money and awareness for Hispanic/Latino Scholarships. This fun event organized by Luiselena and Guillermo Alvarez was held at Village Inn Event Center and raised funds for the Hispanic League Scholarship Fund.

The Zumbathon was a collaborative effort of Zumba many instructors.  The high energy routines were lead by  Greicy Barahona, Cortney Wilson, Paula Castro, Bonita Harmel, Tracie York, Christine Childs and Liz Romo Kelly. The generous sponsors included Village Inn Event Center, Lucia Chiropractic Clinic, and Whole Foods Market.  

Vendors donated door prizes and hand the opportunity to connect with participants: Fleet Feet, MaryKay, Mia Magazine, The Shepherd's Harvest, Adriana Granados, and Wines for Humanity (who donated the silent auction item) were present.  

More photos will be posted on Facebook soon!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Salem Glen Golf and Country Club

Anthony Zazzarino, Zayda Parra, Natalie Cedillo, Brian Cedillo

The Second Annual Golf Tournament was a great success! 

We enjoyed a delightful Saturday of sunny weather, sweet swings, wide smiles and a few opportunities to use mulligans. We had eight teams register and in short, the 2012 Annual Hispanic League Golf Tournament was a great success.  This year for the first time we were honored to have three Scholarship Recipients play - Brian Cedillo, Natalie Cedillo, and Zayda Parra  (sponsored by Mike Lewis Attorney.) Those golfing were able to see first hand a sample of students that their support of the Hispanic League is impacting. 

The Alan Doorasamy Team of Alan Doorasamy Sr, Alan Doorasamy Jr, Michael Griffin and Craig Criffin won first place with a score of 64, followed closely by second place team Doug Justice, Amy Barnhart, and Mauricio Cote with a score of 65.  Alan Doorasamy Jr won closest to the pin,  Daniel Scalici  won longest drive - both prizes donated by Precision Overhead Garage Door Service. Scott Keefe won the Round of Golf raffle item and Tom McClure won the box of golf balls and hat, all donated by Salem Glen Golf Course. Chris Scalici won the wine tasting in your home for up to 16 people donated by Wines for Humanity.

A huge thank you to the planning committee, especially Norm and Maria Justice, for their contribution and dedication to make the tournament a success   Special thanks to Ludy Parra for being our photographer and Wayne Turner for being the driver of the drink cart sponsored by Members Credit Union. 

 20th Anniversary FIESTA

Celebrates Success!

Sponsored By

The weather was perfect!  Publicity was exceptional! Volunteers were AWESOME and the result was 20,000+ attending with miles of smiles.  The decorations set the party mood, entertainment was outstanding, food was fantastic, music was magnificent, art and crafts were excellent, and the children's area was great fun.

A special Thank You to all our Sponsors and Vendors!  We heard many positive comments from the sponsors and they were thrilled to be a part of the celebration and more importantly want to be back next year! According to preliminary results over $20,000 raised for scholarships!

We could not have done Fiesta without our fabulous Fiesta Committee and 300+ marvelous volunteers who did all the planning, behind the scenes setup and helped throughout the day.  

Hispanic League Volunteers are WONDERFUL -THANKS!

But even with an event as successful as this we know there are ways to make it even better.  So if you attended and have an ideas on ways to improve next year, please send them to marijo@hispanicleague.org

The Hispanic League would like to thank the following event sponsors for their help and support of this year’s Fiesta:

Time Warner Cable, Lead Sponsor

PepsiCo Food Service

The Millenium Fund


Hola,98.3 La Raza, 790 Pepe

City of Winston-Salem



Food Lion

Oliver Family Dentistry

Hauser Rental

Modern Nissan

Together for a Brighter Future

Weekly Hispanic League News & Information

Luis Regalado

Luis Regalado remembers seeing a lot of poverty in his old neighborhood in Peru. “I am glad to be fortunate enough to get an education,” shares Luis.  Luis is a freshman at UNC Charlotte and is majoring in civil engineering.  “I have always loved math, design and building stuff,” says Luis. “One day, I hope to work as an engineer, go back to Peru and help design schools.”

Luis was born in Peru and came to Winston-Salem to be with his parents at Christmas of 2003. He is number five out of six children from his mother, Hilda, and his father, Segundo, both from Peru.

Luis received his first scholarship from the Hispanic League in 2011.  “I hope to get another scholarship from the Hispanic League this year,” says Luis. “The scholarship program has helped me to visualize my future, realize what I have to offer now and shape what I hope to one day offer my future family. I have come to school to make something of myself and to find out who I really am inside,” shares Luis.

Luis Regalado is one of 39 local Hispanic/Latino students who applied for the Hispanic League Scholarship program this year.  The Hispanic League scholarship program is supported by donations from companies and individuals who want to help the community.

The Hispanic League will host its 13th Annual Spanish Nite Scholarship Awards Gala on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Grand Pavilion Ballroom on Cherry Street in downtown Winston-Salem at 6 p.m.  Spanish Nite is a formal attire, bilingual celebration that includes student scholarship winner awards, the presentation of the Hispanic League’s Annual HanesBrands, Inc. Hispanic Leadership Award, and a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and a silent auction.

Since the program’s inception in 2000, the Hispanic League has awarded over 150 scholarships, totaling more than $275,000, to local, academically outstanding Hispanic students. 

For tickets or more information on Spanish Nite and the Hispanic League Scholarship Program, visit www.hispanicleague.org, e-mail info@hispanicleague.org or call 336-770-1228.

Juntos  por un futuro más brillante

Información y noticias semanales de la Liga Hispana

Luis Regalado recuerda que el vió mucha pobreza en el barrio donde vivía en Perú. “Estoy contento  de tener la suerte de obtener una educación” comparte Luis. Luis es un estudiante del primer año de ingeniería civil en la Universidad de Carolina del Norte en Charlotte. “Siempre me han encantado las matemáticas, el diseño y la construcción de cosas” dice Luis. “Algún día espero  trabajar como ingeniero, regresar a Perú y ayudar a diseñar escuelas”.

Luis nació en Perú y llego a Winston-Salem para estar con sus padres en las navidades del 2003. Él es  el quinto hijo de los seis hijos que tuvo su mamá Hilda y su papá Segundo, ambos del Perú.

Luis recibió su primera beca de la Liga Hispana en el año 2011. “Espero obtener otra beca de la Liga Hispana este año”, dice Luis. “El programa de becas me ha ayudado a visualizar mi futuro, a darme cuenta de lo que puedo ofrecer  ahora y determinar lo que algún día espero ofrecerle a mi futura familia. He venido a la escuela para prepararme y para entender quién  soy realmente internamente” comparte Luis.

Luis Regalado es uno de los 67 estudiantes hispanos/latinos que este año aplicaron al Programa de Becas de la Liga Hispana. Este programa de becas es posible gracias a las donaciones de empresas y particulares quienes quieren ayudar a la comunidad.

La Liga Hispana realizará su décima tercera Gala Anual “Spanish Nite” para el otorgamiento de becas el sábado, 28 de abril del 2012 en el Hotel Embassy Suites, Grand Pavilion Ballroom ubicado en la calle Cherry en el centro de Winston-Salem a las 6 p.m.  La Gala Spanish Nite es una celebración en atuendo formal, bilingüe, que incluye el otorgamiento de becas a los estudiantes ganadores, la entrega del Premio Anual de Liderazgo Hispano presentado por HanesBrands, Inc. , y una recepción con cóctel, cena, baile y subasta silenciosa.

Desde los inicios del programa en el año 2000, la Liga Hispana ha adjudicado más de 150 becas por un valor de más de $275.000 en forma de becas anuales de $2.000 a destacados estudiantes de origen hispano o latino.


 Para entradas o más información sobre Spanish Nite y el programa de becas de la Liga Hispana, visite spanishnite.hispanicleague.org, envíe un correo electrónico a  info@hispanicleague.org o llame al teléfono 336-770-1228.

Welcome to our 2012 Board of Directors


The Hispanic League’s Annual Meeting was held Wednesday, January 25, 2012. The meeting took place from 6pm until 7:30 pm in the Center for Smart Financial Choices at Allegacy Federal Credit Union.


Approximately 60 people attended the annual meeting. The Hispanic League hosted a brief social before the start of the program to give people a chance to meet others involved with the organization. The program began promptly at 6:30pm and included  photos highlighting activities and accomplishments in 2011, as well as a PowerPoint presentation detailing 2011 finances, sponsors, partners, and activities, in addition to goals and plans for 2012.  Amy Barnhart was recognized for her dedicated work to the Hispanic League for the past two years.

Fermin Bocanegra was acknowledged for his very generous grant of $25,000 from the Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust to honor his service with the Poor and Needy Division Advisory Board.  The funds will be placed in a special restricted fund designated for Spanish Nite Scholarships.

 In addition to the presentations, Shane Bowman, Sal Bravo, Eddie Hernandez and David Sisk were recognized as they finished their terms on the board of directors, and four new board members were elected for the 201-2012-13 board term. New board members are Rocio Adame of PepsiCo, Norman Justice of Twin City Quarter, Eric Korn of Reynolds American, and George Lucia of Lucia Chiropractic Clinic. Five board members were re-elected to serve another term, including Maria Aristizabal, Matias Ferrario, Ray Gardea, Jennifer Mladineo and Jorge Vidal.  Current board members include Carlos Iruela, Cristian Pereda, Cris Avila and Allsion Norton-Rimron. Board officers for 2012 will be elected during the February board of directors’ meeting.

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