Hispanic Arts Council of
PROMOTING THE EXCELLENCE OF THE HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH ARTS & EDUCATION!
COLLINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL WORKS WITH THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST LOUIS TO PLACE LATINO STUDENTS IN COLLEGE!
Collinsville High School is a proud participant in the Universidad Ya (College Now) college readiness program for junior and senior Latino Students. Universidad Ya is an initiative of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis.
The program is lead by Mrs. Virginia Braxs, a senior lecturer in Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis.
Students meet four times a year during their lunch/study periods. Mrs. Braxs presents a variety of information to help students understand what is needed for college. Topics range from the importance of your GPA, scholarships, completing the FASFA and applying for college.
This year, students who attended all four sessions were awarded a tablet computer. They were congratulated by CHS Principal David Snider.
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Mrs. Rosa Schwarz, former President of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis and Honorary Consul of Peru in St Louis for many years, who passed away on March 5th, 2018. Rosa, a beloved Peruvian lady was a beacon of hope to so many Hispanics in St. Louis, always helping the one in need, no matter who that person was, she would go out of the way to provide for them. A generous spirit and promoter of the arts, Rosita, as we liked to affectionately call her, in her capacity as President for the Hispanic Arts Council from 1996 to 2012, helped bring to St. Louis high profile Hispanic artists and sponsored concerts and arts exhibits. For her inspiring role in the St. Louis Hispanic Community she received many awards and recognitions, such as the ORDEN Al MÉRITO DEL SERVICIO DIPLOMÁTICO DEL PERU JOSÉ GREGORIO PAZ SOLDÁN in 2010 from the Peruvian Government. We will miss Rosita’s smile, happy spirit, generosity, and love for Flamenco music, but we will always have her in our hearts. Requiescat in Pace.