The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) made a big announcement today—the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Awards Honorees, who will receive their prestigious recognition on September 18 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, announced that Guardians of The Galaxy star Zoe Saldana is among the honorees.
“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to honor yet another inspiring group of Latino leaders with our prestigious Hispanic Heritage Award,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of HHF.”
He also pointed out that Latinos are playing an increasingly vital role in the United States.
“Beyond celebrating our past success, we are focused on the future,” Tijernio said.
The Hispanic Heritage Awards were established in 1987 by the White House to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage month. Past honorees include Ricky Martin, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Placido Domingo, Isabel Allende, Juan Luis Guerra, Oscar de la Hoya, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria and Rita Moreno.
For the first time, PBS will broadcast the awards ceremony as a one-hour special on Sept. 19.
Here’s the full list of the 2014 Honorees:
Vision – Zoe Saldaña, presented by Hershey’s
Master of Arts – Pepe Aguilar, presented by Southwest Airlines
Legend – Carlos Vives, presented by AARP
STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) – Rep. Ruben Hinojosa presented byExxonMobil
Education – the Hayden High School Robotics Team presented by Target
Sports – Bernie Williams presented Amtrak
Leadership – Henry R. Munoz III
Special Recognition – 65th Infantry Regiment of the US Army “The Borinqueneers”