Two Win Romero Awards

Juniors Marlene Carvajal and Vivian Horn were named scholarship recipients at the Seventh Annual Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Award Ceremony on March 27 in the Lower Campus Dining Hall.

University President William P. Leahy, SJ, presented Carvajal and Horn with the $7,785 awards, which recognize juniors of Latino descent who best represent the values and ideals of Archbishop Oscar Romero, an activist for the poor in El Salvador assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass.

Carvajal, a Miami native, is an economics major in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program and a Presidential Scholar. She has been active in the Justice Program, an organization of students from the nation's 28 Jesuit colleges and universities that promotes an increased awareness of the schools' Ignatian identities.

Horn, who is from New York City, is a political science major in the A&S Honors Program. Her many service activities have included leadership roles with the International Assistants Program, and volunteer work at Boston's Pine Street Inn and West End House Boys and Girls Club. She has been active with BC's Appalachia Volunteers for the past two years and is also community manager for O'Connell House.

-Reid Oslin

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