On Nov. 1, six suburban Latino students and more than 30 community organizations, businesses and individuals were honored during Reflejo’s sixth annual Reflecting Excellence Awards.

Hundreds of guests filed into the Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill., to recognize companies, nonprofits, students and residents for their contributions to Latino communities. Readers of Reflejos, a bilingual weekly newspaper, chose the scholarship recipients and award winners based on nominations.

“Everyone that is receiving an award has done something that has affected someone’s life, has been uplifting, has made the community better,” said Linda Siete, Reflejos manager of sales and operations. “There’s an amazing amount of talent and goodness within all of our communities, and hopefully these awards reflect that.”

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