On April 14, 2014, the Cipactli Latino Honor Society recognized the academic achievement of 35 first-year students. Student received awards for completing their first semester at the University of Pennsylvania with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please join us in congratulating this outstanding group of students:
Athena Buell Becerra
Luis Ferre Sadurni
Mario Aksiyote Benardete
Additionally, three award of distinction were given to students who demonstrated outstanding performance in one of Cipactli's pillars: academic achievement, leadership, and community service. Here are the winners:
Academic Achievement Award - Emily Diaz
Leadership Award - Geraldine Bustamante
Community Service Award - Carlos Carmona
On Freshman Recognition Night, everyone is a winner! Again, congratulations! Please check the slideshow below for photos from the event. Thank you to Nicole Martinez, 19th Class, for serving as our photographer for the night!
Update (Apr 3, 2014): The form is now CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations. We will contact eligible participants shortly with more details.
Are you a freshman? Do you identify as Latin@? Did you receive a 3.0 GPA or higher last semester? If so, you are eligible for the Cipactli Latino Honor Society’s Freshman Recognition Award!
Each spring, the Cipactli Latino Honor Society acknowledges freshmen within Penn’s Latin@ community who have received at least a 3.0 GPA during their fall semester. If you qualify and would like to be honored at our Freshman Recognition Night, please fill out this form. The Director of La Casa Latina, Johnny Irizarry, will verify your GPA and notify the Chair of Cipactli. Please note that the members of the Cipactli Latino Honor Society will not see your GPA and will simply be told that you qualify.
We will also honor the accomplishments of 3 exceptional freshmen that embody our pillars of academic achievement, leadership, and community service. You may nominate yourself or other freshmen for one of these special awards using the same form.
This nomination form will close on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM. Invitations to the Freshman Recognition Night ceremony will be distributed electronically on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
If you have any questions, please email CipactliLHS@gmail.com.
Thank you to everyone who attended our event with Grupo Quisueyano and the Devastating Delta Chapter of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.! We hope you left our event with an increased awareness of this important Latin American issue. You can access our presentation deck here. For those interested in signing the Change.org petition, click here.