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Young Latino Leaders Panel (Panel de jóvenes líderes latinos)

Young Latino Leaders Panel (Panel de jóvenes líderes latinos) In-Person

As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, and in partnership with the Hispanic Latin US Taskforce, The Community Library will host a panel discussion celebrating and hearing from young Latino leaders in our community.

The discussion will be moderated by Eduardo Escalera, 2022 Wood River High School Graduate and current student at the Sun Valley Culinary Institute. Panelists will include Lizeth Trujillo (a junior at Silver Creek High School), Jonathan Reigle (WRHS graduate), Steven James Serva Gonzales (Sun Valley Community School), and Joseph Melgar-Egoavil (WRHS senior).

The conversation will highlight the incredible work of high school students, recent graduates, and other young leaders, inviting them to share with us their visions for the Wood River Valley. Their conversation will be presented "intercambio," moving between English and Spanish. The event will be livestreamed and recorded for later viewing. Click here to watch online.

Como parte del Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana, y en asociación con el Hispanic Latin US Taskforce, la Community Library será la anfitriona de un panel de discusión para celebrar y escuchar a los jóvenes líderes latinos de nuestra comunidad.

La discusión será moderada por Eduardo Escalera, graduado de la Escuela Secundaria Wood River 2022 y actual estudiante del Instituto Culinario Sun Valley. Los panelistas incluirán a Lizeth Trujillo (estudiante de tercer año en Silver Creek High School), Jonathan Reigle (graduado de WRHS), Steven James Serva Gonzales (SVCS), y Joseph Melgar-Egoavil (WRHS).

La conversación destacará el increíble trabajo de los estudiantes de la escuela secundaria, los recién graduados y otros líderes jóvenes, invitándolos a compartir con nosotros sus visiones para el valle de Wood River. Su conversación se presentará "intercambiando", moviéndose entre el inglés y el español. El evento será transmitido en vivo y grabado para su posterior visualización. Haga clic aquí para verlo en línea.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
John A. and Carole O. Moran Lecture Hall
The Community Library
  Adults     Teens & Tweens  
  Lectures & Conversations  
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Lizeth Trujillo has been in the Blaine County School District since Headstart. She attended Hemingway Steam School for her entire elementary and middle school years, then attended WRHS in 9th grade and transferred to SCHS in 10th grade. She is currently a junior at SCHS. After graduation, Lizeth is planning to get her nursing degree at CSI and work at St. Lukes. She intends to move one day out of Idaho and explore other states. Her mom is from Bajo California, Mexico, and her dad from Ixtapan de la Sal.

Jonathan Reigle is from the Wood River Valley and was born in 1996 in the old Hailey Hospital. He grew up enjoying the mountains and everything that surrounded them. He played football for five years and graduated in the class of 2014. He later pursued trades as a roofer before moving to the mountains of California to enroll in a ministry school. He is currently working for a distributor in Ketchum.

Steven James Serva Gonzales is a 15 year old that goes by he/him pronouns. He is a sophomore at the Sun Valley Community School and has gone there for 3 years. Steven was born in Sun Valley and his mom and dad are from Peru. He has an older sister that he loves very much and is an uncle to a niece and a nephew. Steven enjoys theater and is currently in a school show. He speaks Spanish and English and is trying to learn Japanese. He loves working in the community and with kids because he wants to inspire people like others have done for him. He wants to be an engineer at NASA when he is older because the thought of building something bigger than yourself and working with a team intrigues him. In his free time, he digitally draws on his laptop the scenery he sees as best he can. You will often see him smiling or telling a joke to a friend. He hopes to make more people laugh and smile in the world.

Joseph Melgar-Egoavil is a senior at Wood River High School. He is active with The Advocates, Hispanic LatinUS Taskforce, Hispanic Heritage Festival, Kiwanis Kids Fair, and used to part of the football team. He is also a 2019 founding member of Outdoor Hispanic Leaders with Idaho Base Camp.

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