Emersonian class of ’78 returns to UCHS as a Successful Journalist and Politics Editor at Fox News Latino
It was a special day for the more than 1,000 bilingual students at Union City High School, where award-winning journalist Liz Llorente delivered an emotional speech, full of content and meaning.
Llorente is a “Nationally recognized writer on immigration; versed in CMS, multimedia; public speaker; seasoned reporter (have done it all, investigations, features, government reporting, essays, etc.)” She has earned national praise and respect from her readers and her fellow journalists.
Born in The Bronx, NY, from Cuban parents Llorente’s life is an inspiration to all who decide to succeed inpite of the many hurdles and obstacles confronted by emigrants along the history of America.
She lost her parents at the age of 15. Even though it was hard for her, it didn’t discourage Liz from going forward: “I was grateful to have them. They instilled values and inspired me to achieved my dreams through hard work and determination”, she said to our students who warmly applauded her words.
After graduating from Emerson High school in Union City she pursued her dream: to become a journalist. She went on to graduate from the University of Missouri with degrees in Journalism and Spanish Literature.
Today, April 29, 2014 she spoke in our Bilingual Assembly, organized by Chris Abbato.
She spoke with eloquence and dignity. She kept her young audience attentive for nearly an hour delivering a motivational speech with a solid educational and human message which moved her words into the hearts of our students, who could clearly see her target message: I am one of you.
“Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, don’t surround yourselves with negative people, stay the course, work hard”, she said.
It was an honor and a privilege to have Liz Llorente speak to our bilingual students today, She brought hope and a solid advice to our young people: “Never give up on your dream”. amd she never did.
Thank you Liz Llorente for giving your testimony to our students as an inspiration! Thank you for coming back and giving to our community a message of hope.