Why San Antonio?
Four of the City’s many undergraduate universities will play host roles for the various planned events that begin with an official reception and meeting with the Mayor of San Antonio, the Honorable Julian Castro, and conclude with a awards ceremony and midnight “despedida” on the evening prior to the students returning to their respective homes. Besides the various competitions that take place for the participants, CELEBRACIÓN is also designed to introduce this caliber of high performing Latino youth to an embracing cultural environment that will hopefully result in many of them considering San Antonio and the rest of Texas as a place to study in the future and a potential place to eventually work, live, and raise their families. Although in its first pilot year, CELEBRACIÓN has the potential to become one of the City’s top attractions in the not too distant future, with plans to eventually expand the experience to include competitive youth sporting events,cultural exhibitions, and musical presentations that the larger consumer public will find attractive and wish to observe.
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