20 Under 20

Each year, LatinxEd launches North Carolina’s only competition focused on elevating the best and brightest Latinx students across the state.

Do these criteria describe you or someone you know? We want to know how you or they are transforming your community! Check out our application and/or nominate someone you know to be selected for our next class of 20 Under 20 Listmakers.

What are we looking for?

We have 3 criteria:

Scholarship

 First and foremost, we search for lifelong learners. We look for students who are engaged with their education, whether that be in high school, community college, or at a 4-year university. Our Listmakers are eager to take advantage of the academic opportunities that come their way.

Community

Listmakers are also dedicated to serving their community. Whether through school, church, or a local non-profit organization, Listmakers are working towards making their community a more just and equitable place.

 

Leadership

Ultimately, 20 Under 20 Listmakers are leaders – young people who inspire and lead others. Most importantly, they stand for what they believe in. We are seeking Latinx students who have the courage to translate their dreams into action and energize their community.

20 Under 20: Class of 2019

Anayeli Garcia Villa

> Surry Early College High School of Design

> Dobson, NC

> Mexico

Andrea Prego

> University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

> Charlotte, NC

> Nicaragua

Cristo Daniel Salazar

> Yadkin Early College High School

> Yadkinville, NC

> Mexico

Emily Garcia-Perez

> Cape Fear Community College & Eugene Ashley High School

> Wilmington, NC

> Mexico

Esperanza Hernandez

> Duke University

> Durham, NC

> Mexico

Flor Macias-Chavez

> Campbell University

> Sanford, NC

> Mexico

Gustavo Sosa Macias

> Duke University

> Lumberton, NC

> Mexico

Henry Cruz Reyes

> City of Medicine Academy

> Durham, NC

> Honduras

Jayson Sanchez

> Challenger Early College High School

> Hickory, NC

> Mexico

Jose Yair Castellanos Gallegos

> Yadkin Early College High School

> Boonville, NC

> Mexico

Juan Castro

> University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

> High Point, NC

> Guatemala, El Salvador

Kairy Bautista

> University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

> Charlotte, NC

> Honduras & El Salvador

Karina Moreno Bueno

> Duke University

> Burlington, NC

> Mexico

Kennie Torres Rosado

> South Mecklenburg High School

> Charlotte, NC

> Ecuador

Liliana Rivas

> North Carolina State University

> Raleigh, NC

> Ecuador

Lucia Lozano Robledo

> Elon University

> Chapel Hill, NC

> Colombia

Marcella Pansini

> University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

> Mooresville, NC

> Peru

Marisue Peralta Macias

> Rolesville High School

> Raleigh, NC

> Ecuador

Melanie Godinez-Cedillo

> University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

> Weaverville, NC

> Mexico

Suzy Brito Lagunas

> Lee Early College High School

> Sanford, NC

> Mexico

20 Under 20: Class of 2018

Alexa Jimenez Escribano

> Heritage High School

> Wake Forest, NC

> Puerto Rico

Alexander Acosta

> East Henderson High School

> Henderson, NC

Angel Gaona

> UNC-Chapel Hill

> Kinston, NC

Axel Herrera Ramos

> Duke University

> Durham, NC

> Honduras

Camilo Corrales

> UNC-Chapel Hill

> Raleigh, NC

> Colombia

Cristo Carrasco Mendoza

> Wingate University

> Charlotte, NC

> Mexico

Jasmine Pineda

> Southern Lee High School

> Sanford, NC

> El Salvador & Guatemala

Jennifer Patino-Perez

> Guilford College

> Greensboro, NC

Jennifer Te Vazquez

> UNC-Chapel Hill

> Burlington, NC

> Mexico

Jesus Peralta Porras

> East Chapel Hill High School

> Chapel Hill, NC

Johanna Ramirez

> Nesbitt Discovery Academy

> Fairview, NC

> Honduras

Leslie Acosta Padilla

> UNC-Chapel Hill

> Charlotte, NC

> Honduras

Maria Lopez Gonzalez

> Meredith College

> White Oak, NC

> Mexico

Mariana Herrera Caro

> Leesville Road High School

> Raleigh, NC

> Colombia

Nathalia Diego Cruz

> Wake Tech

> Raleigh, NC

> Mexico

Nayeli Reyes Rivera

> J.D. Clement Early College High School

> Durham, NC

> El Salvador

Olivia Rojas

> Lee County High School

> Sanford, NC

> Peru & Puerto Rico

Paulina Romero

> Lee County High School

> Sanford, NC

> Mexico

Sam Gomez Olvera

> UNC-Chapel Hill

> Charlotte, NC

> Mexico

Saul Rodriguez

> Guilford College

> Greensboro, NC

> Mexico

Change does not come alone, it is the culmination of all of us.

Jesus Peralta Porras