The Hispanic Heritage Foundation announced their Honorees for the September 18th, 2014 Hispanic Heritage Awards ceremony at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. Target will take its place as presenting sponsor for the second year running.
The importance of this ceremony reflects the growing influence and the sense that Hispanics will be the key to the future endeavours of the United States. Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the HFF says as much.
“The Hispanic community has made significant contributions throughout history, and we are proud to recognize that impact. Beyond celebrating our past success, we are focused on the future.
Now more than ever, Latinos will play a vital role in moving America forward.”
PBS will be broadcasting the Awards for the first time as a one-hour special to be viewed nationally on September 29 at 10 p.m. Listed below are this year’s honorees.
Education – the Hayden High School Robotics Team presented by Target
Sports – Bernie Williams presented by Amtrak
Leadership – Henry R. Munoz III
Vision – Zoe Saldaña, presented by Hershey’s
STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) – Rep. Ruben Hinojosa presented by ExxonMobil
Master of Arts – Pepe Aguilar, presented bySouthwest Airlines
Legend – Carlos Vives, presented by AARP
Special Recognition – 65th Infantry Regiment of the US Army “The Borinqueneers”