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Call for Nominations: Latina Sports All-Star

To spotlight outstanding Hispanic female athletes,, the first digital magazine made for and by young Latinas, is launching a nationwide search for girls who exemplify superior athletic achievement, high academic standards, community involvement and outstanding leadership qualities.

In a national survey by the U.S. Department of Education, about 36 percent of Hispanic sophomore girls played interscholastic sports compared with 52 percent of non-Hispanics. As a result, Hispanic girls and teens miss out on the benefits of sport participation that have been linked to teen pregnancy, school drop-out and obesity prevention. is accepting nominations through its website of a Latina teen, age 13–19, who participates in school-sponsored athletics or open amateur sports and exhibits a dedication to leadership, community service and academic excellence for its 2010 Latinitas Sports All-Star Award. Winners will be featured in a front page article in our article.

Females of Hispanic descent living in the United States of America or in a U.S. territory between the ages of 13-19 are eligible for nomination. Nominees are judged FOREMOST on athletic accomplishment. Extra-curricular activities, community service and scholarship will also be considered. The deadline has been extended to SEPTEMBER 15TH.

To submit a nomination, respond to the following questions as a comment on this page or download this document and return via email to



Answer these questions below as a comment: (Word Limit 500 Each)

  • Name of nominee:
  • How does the nominee demonstrate superior athletic achievement?
  • How does the nominee demonstrate high academic standards, community involvement and outstanding leadership qualities?

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