ELLENVILLE – Ellenville Senior High School is proud to announce that senior Mya Espinosa has been named a 2023 Outstanding Student Delegate by the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute at the Hudson Valley Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (HV RBERN) at Southern Westchester BOCES.
The Institute’s purpose is to foster the leadership skills of Hispanic students, introducing them to New York State’s legislative process where they may interact with positive role models such as Puerto Rican/Hispanic elected officials, educators, and business leaders.
Every year, youth from the Hudson Valley, along with other delegations around the state, participate in a series of free trainings at HV RBERN, for a total of 30 hours from October through March. This year, Mya was one of 16 students from the Hudson Valley who were selected to participate in the annual Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute in Albany.
The Hudson Valley delegation selects two seniors and one junior as Outstanding Student Delegates. These students are recognized for their excellent skills in taking initiative and preparing for debates, as well as exemplary leadership throughout the trainings. As an Outstanding Student, Mya will be participating in a trip to Washington D.C. this June, where she and other recipients will tour our Nation’s Capital, visit famous historical landmarks and monuments, and speak with members of Congress to discuss issues that are important to our youth.
“In addition to being a talented, bright, and well-rounded individual, Mya is an amazing person who is caring and thoughtful,” said Ellenville Junior/Senior High School Principal Carl Pabón. “We are all extremely proud of Mya!”