IHA promotes higher education

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The International Hispanic Association meets with Huntsville High School students to prepare them for college. Anthony Molina, IHA treasurer, said the it takes college and financial aid applications to the students and assist them in completing the forms. In addition to promoting Sam Houston, the IHA also gives the students information on different universities such as the University of Houston and Stephen F. Austin State.”We try to encourage (the students) to come to Sam, but we also give them information on the college of their choice,” Molina said.IHA President Nelly Rivera said the organization has a several events planned for next semester.In February, it would like to hold an on-campus Valentine’s Day dance featuring Latin music. This would allow students to enjoy the Hispanic culture and add a little flare to their Valentine’s Day.”Other than house parties, there’s really no place for student to go out and enjoy Latin music,” Rivera said. “This way, students can come out, enjoy good music and meet other students.”Hispanic Career Education Day is held every year in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Members of the IHA would like to have a table at the event, as a way to help recruit Hispanic students by showing there is a place for them at SHSU.Also for next semester is the Cinco de Mayo celebration. IHA is attempting to make the barbecue at Colony Park an annual event.For more information on IHA and its events, contact Nelly Rivera at 435-0297 or by e-mail at [email protected]