Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho is one of nine who will be honored Thursday in Washington, D.C., with a national Hispanic Heritage Award.
Carvalho is to receive the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Education Award for the achievements of one of the largest Hispanic-serving districts in the country, and for his stance on undocumented students who live in the country. Other honorees include actress Eva Longoria and racecar driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
The ceremony is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts following a recognition at the White House. The ceremony will be televised at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 on MundoFox. The Hispanic Heritage Awards were established in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month.
— DAVID SMILEY