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Students to serve leadership roles for 2024 Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute

Isabella Clark and Sofia Beck

February 9, 2024

Two Baldwinsville students who were selected to serve as Syracuse delegates at the 2024 Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PRHYLI) were recently honored with leadership roles. 

Sofia Beck, a senior, was selected to serve in a specialty role as the Assistant Clerk (Democrats) at the PRHYLI Institute Mock Assembly in Albany, which will be held on March 9th to 11th. Kairi Rodriguez, a junior, and Isabella Clark, a senior, will also be representing the Syracuse delegation at the Mock Assembly.

Isabella Clark was named “Senior Delegate of the Year.” She will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. in June 2024 with selected Outstanding Delegates from the Buffalo, Rochester, Capital, Hudson Valley, NYC, and Long Island delegations.

Yanira Stoker said the “Senior Delegate of the Year” is an esteemed role and delegation leaders unanimously recommended Isabella Clark for the title. 

“We believe that your representation in Washington will be characterized by honor and altitude,” Yanira Stoker said in a letter to Isabella Clark. “Your dedication to civic engagement has not gone unnoticed, and we appreciate your commitment to making a positive impact.”

PRHYLI encourages the participation of Hispanic students in public policy issues by learning about the legislative process. Delegates show great leadership potential. 

“I am incredibly proud of these student leaders,” said Superintendent Dr. Joseph M. DeBarbieri. “These are both well-deserved honors for Isabella and Sofia! Congratulations!”