Optimum Announces the Winners of its 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

Optimum, together with co-sponsor TelevisaUnivision, is proud to announce the 2022 winners of its annual Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated each year from September 15 – October 15, Optimum invited students across the company’s 21-state footprint to share in 500 words or less a person or group of Hispanic heritage who have kept their community connected to one another, to their culture or to those outside their community.

The student essay contest ran from September 15 to October 31 and boasted a total of four Grand Prize scholarships of $3,000. This year’s winners are:

  • Adrián L. from New Canaan High School in New Canaan, CT
  • Giana C. from South Side Middle School in Rockville Centre, NY
  • Noah M. from Jessieville High School in Jessieville, AR
  • Christopher H. from Apple Valley Middle School in Hendersonville, NC

Prizes have also been awarded to a dozen finalists in both the high school and middle school categories. To view the full list of finalists, visit www.Optimum.com/hhm.

Additionally, for the first time, Optimum and TelevisaUnivision recognized the educators who encouraged their students to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by submitting an essay. Special gifts were awarded to educators who sponsored the highest number of essay submissions from their students.

On Thursday, December 15, Optimum will host a live virtual celebration event to recognize all winners and runners-up and to continue celebrating the diverse histories, cultures, and contributions of generations of Hispanic Americans across the country.

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