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Saint Leo University Welcomes National Hispanic Institute

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm

WHAT: Saint Leo University is hosting the National Hispanic Institute’s International Collegiate World Series, educating the next generation of Latino leaders. The Collegiate World Series (CWS) is designed by NHI for high school students with high potential to become leaders within the United States and global Latino communities. More than 120 students from the Dominican Republic, Panama and across the United States (specifically, from California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, and Texas) will attend this year’s CWS at Saint Leo University. The CWS program introduces students to core NHI concepts as well as helping them to prepare for the college admissions program and to practice inquiry-based learning.


WHEN: Wednesday, June 28, to Sunday, July 2. Opening ceremonies are 3:30 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 28.


WHERE: Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574. Activities will be in the Glen E. Greenfelder and Janet L. Denlinger Boardroom of the Student Community Center as well as Kirk Hall.


HOW: Part one of the CWS involves college admissions counselors from NHI’s College Register who coach student participants on all aspects of the college admissions process. Making it fun while learning, the CWS is organized into a league of competing students who are carefully taken through the various stages of college admissions, which include expert guidance on the common application, essays, interviews, letters of recommendation, financial aid, and résumé/curriculum vitae.


Part two shifts away from college admissions to personal life skill development and management. Knowing that high school students in their senior year will shortly be making the transition into college life, major attention is given to managing multiple factors that comprise decisions – even emotional, psychological, and cultural demands.


FOR INFORMATION: For more information about NHI, its programs, and its new path for developing leaders, visit