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East L.A. Teen Wins 2013 Nick HALO Award

Rocio and her family at the 2013 Teen Nick HALO awards ceremony(Photo courtesy of Rocio Ortega) [1]

Rocio and her family at the 2013 Teen Nick HALO awards ceremony(Photo courtesy of Rocio Ortega)

East LA-Native Rocio Ortega, 19, has received the 2013 Teen -Nick HALO award and a $10,000 check for her organization to continue her work with GlobalGirl Media and Girl Up as an advocate of education for young women.

“The most rewarding experience about receiving this award was being able to represent the community where I was born and raised,” she said, “It means everything to me being able to highlight the potential that East LA youth have and the leadership skills [we] can contribute to this world.”

TeenNick HALO Awards are part of Nickelodeon’s 34-year, ongoing commitment to inspire and encourage kids to take action and make a difference in their communities.