Two Win Romero Scholarships

Juan Arteaga and Melissa Colon were named recipients of $7,500 scholarships at the Sixth Annual Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship Award Ceremony on March 28 in the Lower Campus Dining Hall's Heights Room.

The scholarship recognizes a Boston College junior of Latino descent who best represents the values and ideals of Archbishop Romero, an activist for the poor in El Salvador who was assassinated while celebrating Mass. University President William P. Leahy, SJ, presented Arteaga and Colon with the award.

Arteaga, a history and political science major from Hartford, is co-director for student and community issues for the AHANA Leadership Council and an executive cabinet member in the Undergraduate Government of Boston College. He has volunteered in numerous community tutorial and mentoring programs, and plans to attend law school.

Colon, a Cambridge native, is a student in the School of Education and plans to teach history at the secondary school level. She has held several positions with the AHANA Leadership Council, directs the AHANA Volunteer Corps, and has traveled to Jamaica and Mexico with the Ignacio Volunteer Program. Colon also is active in community organizations, and served as coordinator of a Cambridge summer youth initiative.

-Sean Smith

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