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The Woman’s Club of Cotulla 62nd Honors Banquet which annually honors the top three students in each high school class will be held on April 15 the Betty Avant Cafetorium on the Cotulla High School campus.
The banquet, which will be at 6 p.m., will also recognize only the members of the Los Jefes Chapter of the Cotulla High School Honor Society in grades 10 to 12.
Newman Middle School and Ramirez Burks Elementary Honor Society members will not be able to attend the banquet because of the limited seating due to current pandemic restrictions.
Adrian Lopez, CEO of Workforce Solutions Alamo, will be the guest speaker for the event.
Workforce Solutions Alamo offers residents educational, training and other opportunities to connect them to jobs and careers, to improve their livelihood. Lopez manages the day-to-day operations of the $100 million organization, working in a 13-county region, managing 16 career centers that serve over 200,000 clients each year.
“Mr. Lopez has dedicated his life to public service, working for city, county, council of governments, non-profits, a housing authority and now a workforce agency,” Federation Counselor Louisa Franklin said. “His work has helped thousands of individuals and families buy their first home, secure education, training and employment; helped colonias benefit from water, sewer, and street infrastructure; worked with low income neighborhoods to revitalize housing, businesses, and commercial corridors as well as improve emergency services and execute crime prevention programs.”
Lopez holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. He is a 1992 graduate of Cotulla High School and the son of Everardo and Delia Lopez. He is married to former Cotulla resident Cynthia Patterson, and is the father of two girls, Patricia Renee and Carolina Nicole. They reside in San Antonio with their dog Lola.
”The Woman’s Club of Cotulla is proud to continue this time-honored tradition of recognizing students for their academic achievements,” Franklin added. “This event was begun by Nelda Watson, a long-standing member of the Club.”
Due to pandemic restrictions this year, only parents and/or guardians will be able to attend the banquet.
Ticket information is available by calling Woman’s Club of Cotulla Honor Banquet Committee Co-Chair Marcena Martinez at (830) 879-3073 ext. 2035 or 2073.