August 5, 2016:
The Rey Feo Scholarship Foundation award ceremony was held Friday evening, August 5, 2016 at the McAllister Auditorium San Antonio Alamo College, to award the Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Rey Feo Scholarship awards and the LULAC National awards.
The Welcome was presented by Senator Donna Campbell, M.D. The National Anthem was led by Isabel Marie Sanchez, Pledge of Allegiance by Thomas Tamez, The Blessing by Mr. Fred Diaz, Rey Feo LXVIII Darren Casey, his court and 2016 La Reina de la Feria de las Flores, Miss Lissette Garza presented awards to the students. Special attendees included Margaret Moran, Chairwoman of LNESC, Rosa Rosales Jr., Past National LULAC President, Lupe Torres, LULAC Texas State Director, Rudy Rosales, Jr. LULAC District 15 Director, Gabriel Rosales, LULAC VP of the Southwest Region, Elia Mendoza Immediate Past LULAC Texas State Director, Orlando Blancas, LNESC Executive Director, Erwin De Luna, President Fiesta Commission, Vonzetta Hickman, Immediate Past President Fiesta Commission, Virginia Van Cleave, Vice President Fiesta Commission, Former Rey Feo’s Walter Serna, Ronnie Gabriel, Pete Martinez. Jim Eskin Executive Director Alamo Colleges Foundation, Rafael Brisita Vice President of St. Philip’s Southwest Campus, Sheriff Susan Permeleau, District Attorney Nicholas “Nico” LaHood, City Council District 2 Councilman Alan E. Warrick II, City Council District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales, Judge Karen Crouch and the Late Chief of Staff Choco Meza were also present.
Over 146 students were awarded scholarships. Eleven students were awarded City Council awards Sylvia Ricondo, Aaron Martell, Ana Saenz, Julian Torres, Priscilla Garza, Sarah Reyes, Mariah Cannon, Chelsea Henry, Daniel Mata, Zachary Wilke and Ashley Vela, on behalf of the fundraising efforts of the The Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation at Market Square Fiesta 2016.
The LNESC students that were awarded scholarships included: Maria Alfaro, Valerie Bryant, Michael Cardenas, Fourth year student Christopher Casso, Pearl Chagolla, Fourth year student Teresa Dean, Adryana Gonzalez, Samuel Herrera, Joshua Martinez, Fourth year student Luis Mejia, Abigail Padilla, Lizet Ramirez, Shannon Ray, Fourth year student Enedina Resendiz, and Joel Sandoval.
Rey Feo LXIX Darren Casey raised a record amount of funds above the required amount for the title of Rey Feo LXVII 2015-2016. Thank you Mr. Casey for your support.