Our "entrega de becas" was MC-ed by Victor Hernandez, a local radio personality, and two of our very own radio stars, OYE el Ritmo's Jarly Janez and Keyla Rosales. Hundreds of friends and family were on hand as each student, new and returning, received a certificate to honor their acheivement. In addition, 10 students were highlighted for their contributions to OYE and their outstanding grades in class and within the OYE journalism or radio group:
Julian Andres Martinez Garcia
Ivelis Johanna Nieto Villalobos
Oscar Eduardo Ramos Velásquez
Amer Audel Pérez Murillo
Leticia Yamileth Argueta Hernández
Sandra Maribel Fiallos Ruiz
Keyla Esperanza Rosales Murillo
Amílcar Jahir Núñez Castro
María Suyapa Reyes
Yarli Yeraldin Brizuela Yanes
For their end of the year episode, the OYE el Ritmo radio crew was busy covering the event.
The team conducted interviews with new scholarship students, parents, our director Luis, co-director Erin, and myself, and they gave their own perspectives on the event and their accomplishments in 2008.
You can expect the 6th pilot episode of OYE's radio show in 2009.
After an amazing 2008 which saw so many positive changes, we are excited to see what the new year and new scholarship students will bring!