UTPB Hosts Hispanic Youth Summit

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Officials at U.T. Permian Basin are hoping to making this weekend's Hispanic Youth Summit a regular event.

More than 200 high school students from around the Basin and Big Bend have been in Odessa for the Summit.

Organizers at U.T. Permian Basin say the focus is on Hispanic Heritage and planning for College.

The events on Friday and Saturday included scholarship awards and a speech from State Representative Tryon Lewis and numerous workshops.

Organizers say it's important to push for more college grads.

The events finished up with an awards banquet on Saturday night.