Alisson Anguiano Salas was crowned the 20th Miss Latina Racine on Sunday, March 10th. Over seventy (70) community members attended the 2019 Awards Event at Mi Tierra Restaurant. Ms. Salas graduated from Walden III High School and is a current freshman at UW-Parkside where she participates in the Mock Trial Association and the Model Organizations of American States. She hopes to attend UW-Madison Law School upon completion of her undergraduate studies.
In addition to strong academic and community engagement, Miss Latina Racine is required to personify the organization’s mission during her one-year tenure. This includes promoting education and leadership among young Latinas through partnerships and collaborations, which will nurture and sustain Latinx influence and contributions within the community.
Ms. Salas was chosen from a court of four exceptionally qualified candidates by a panel of three judges; local business leader Mario Martinez, County Supervisor Fabi Maldonado and former Miss Latina Racine Kennia Leonely Coronado, who is currently a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Ms Anguiano Salas, as the new Miss Latina Racine, will receive a $1000 scholarship; the other members of 2019 Miss Latina Racine Court will receive smaller awards.
Along with announcing the new Miss Latina Racine, the event on March 10th also served as the unveiling of the new Miss Latina Racine logo. Featuring three raised fists topped with a graduation hat, the logo is meant to represent the values of diversity, solidarity and education—within Latinx communities and beyond.