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HSD Oregon State Migrant Education Awards

November 16, 2018 - Congratulations to Eduardo J. Silva Alonso and Lisa Aguilar for winning student and advocate of the year in the Oregon State Migrant Education Program!


Title I-C Student of the Year
Eduardo J. Silva Alonso is Oregon State’s Title I-C Student of the Year.  He was nominated by the Hillsboro School District, and received his award on Friday, November 2, 2018, accompanied by his parents and little sister.

Eduardo attended the Oregon Migrant Leadership Institute last summer and shared his experiences at the HSD Fall Summit.  He maintains high overall academic standards and participates in both the AVID and Dual Language programs. An outstanding musician, Eduardo is also in Symphonic Band, the Jazz Ensemble, and the Una Voz Mariachi band.  Una Voz is frequently invited to perform in public arenas, including recent performances at the Portland Trailblazers Viva Rip City and pre-show lobby concert for the Oregon Symphony, as well as many local events. 

We feel fortunate to have this illustrious young man in the Hillsboro School District and Migrant Education Program.

Hillsboro SD Region 8 Title I-C Advocate of the Year
The Oregon State Title I-C Advocate of the Year is Lisa Aguilar, principal of WL Henry Elementary.  She received her award on Friday, November 2, 2018, accompanied by family members.

Lisa Aguilar has been in the field of bilingual education for over 20 years, and has always been a strong advocate for EL and Migrant students and families.  This is a life mission very close to her heart.  She works closely with both PAC and PTO parent leaders, and holds monthly “coffee with the principal” meetings to gather feedback from families and to build relationships.  She is a trust-builder who fosters open dialog and meaningful conversations. Principal Aguilar guides Henry to be a welcoming, safe space where students are respectful, thoughtful, honorable, and kind. 

Hillsboro School District extends celebratory congratulations to Principal Aguilar, and is proud to have such an exemplary educator at the helm of WL Henry.