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The LatinX community has been waiting a while for this and it’s finally here! This years Latinos In Action Leadership Conference was held at the Brigham Young University located in Provo Utah, on March 15 . The conference is inspiring the youth in the LatinX community can and will achieve higher education by learning more about careers in the workshops offered.

The students at Hillcrest also performed their dance “Bidi bidi bom bom” by Selena at the conference. Sofia Herrera current LIA’s historian mentioned that, ”The conference is very important to the students with latin backgrounds to express their culture in a way they can’t at school because they are scared to be left out, let’s be honest here we see someone different and we tend to leave them out of things”.

The dancers from Hillcrest High did an amazing performance. The dancers worked hard through these past weeks all leading up to the conference. Daniela Barinotto mentioned, “It was a little nerve racking, my biggest fear was messing up, after the performances in the past I feel like I could have done better”

The experience of the conference was great they had workshops that helped students with current problems right now that affect the LatinX community such as the previous LIA conference there were workshops like “ Are you broke?”, as well as Baila Con Nosotras!, and many more. Hillcrest’s LIA class attended two workshops specifically for scholarships but due to the dance, they had to leave for the second one to get performing. They had a special guest attend Juaquin Zihuatanejo who is very well known and describes himself as “ a poet from the barrio”.

 

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