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PSJA Superintendent to receive 2015 Positive Impact Award in Miami today

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PHARR – PSJA ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Daniel King is one of five recipients of the 2015 Positive Impact Award, a National recognition honoring individuals for their Extraordinary Community Work with the Latino population. Dr. King’s work has created unprecedented success in public education and post-secondary completion. The Positive Impact Awards reception is being held today in Miami. During this event, one of the five award recipients will be named the Positive Impact Person of the Year.

Hispanicize 2015 organizers announced the winners of the Positive Impact Awards last month. The program is sponsored by 3M that recognizes outstanding Latinos who contribute selflessly to improving their communities.

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This year’s list of winners highlights everyday people who are making extraordinary efforts to champion children and the elderly, propel the growth of STEM-related careers, innovate in public education, empower young women, and lend support and resources to those in need.

“The collaboration, sharing and dedication that is demonstrated by each of these individuals makes them a shining example of what it means to live life in service of others,” said Hispanicize Event founder and creative director Manny Ruiz. “The time and effort that many people dedicated to nominating these individuals is a testament to the amazing work that is being done in our communities across the nation.”

The winners of the 2015 Positive Impact Awards are:

  • Dr. Daniel King, Superintendent Pharr Independent School District, Pharr, Texas, is an innovator in public education.
  •      Karina Andrea Quintana, Florida International University Engineering Student, Miami Springs, Fla., advances the growth of science, technology, engineering and         math careers by reaching out to other students.
  • Alicia Rascon & Laura Donnelly, Founders of Latinitas, – Austin and El Paso, Texas, empower young women using technology as a tool to discuss issues.
  • Nora Sandigo, Foster Parent, Miami, Fla., lends support and provides resources to the community.
  • Irene Martinez Jordan, Educator and Advocate – Denver, Colo., champions the needs of children and seniors.

“This year’s awardees are truly making a positive impact,” said Stephen Sanchez, global communications manager for 3M. “We hope their stories inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”

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