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La Chispa Event Highlighted

Bill Wagner/The Daily News

The Daily News Online wrote about a La Chispa event at R.A. Long High School on January 15th. La Chispa workshops are sponsored the the Association of Washington Student Leaders.

Vincent Perez, Latino outreach director for the Association of Washington School Principals, which sponsored La Chispa, said a growing Latino student population demands even more effort in inspiring Latino youth to pursue what many of their parents never did: a high school diploma and a college degree. According to state data, Hispanic/Latino students represented 19 percent of the student population in Longview last year, up from 6 percent 15 years ago.

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