Los Barrios de Amarillo held its annual graduate banquet this evening.
The organization will be awarding college scholarships to adults returning to college to complete their degree, along with local high school seniors attending their first or second year of college.
More than 50 high school seniors and three adults received scholarships tonight.
“For me, it’s always emotional. I always cry when I see them going. I mean, these are really spectacular students. These are extraordinary students. Very deserving, they have worked very very hard and they are just starting their future,” said Banquet Chair, Amy Taylor.
Los Barrios de Amarillo is a non-profit organization established back in 1971 with a mission of promoting higher education and career education for youth.