The Lansing School District’s Chicano Latino Advisory Committee (CLAC) celebrated their most recent Latino Graduates and Scholarship Awards winners Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in the Pattengill Auditorium. With about 175 people on hand to celebrate, the CLAC took pride in continuing a tradition that started in 1977 at Eastern High School in honoring our community’s Latino Youth. With Lansing School District Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul leading the way among a large group of School District Staff on stage, all the students received a Certificate of Accomplishment from the CLAC and several students were honored for with Scholarships. With Nellie Ruperto singing the National Anthem the night proved to be a memorable one. The Chicano Latino Advisory Committee was formed in 1972 by the Lansing School District to advise the Lansing School Board of Education on issues that deal with the Latino Community. It continues to this day as a resource and as an voice for Latino parents and Latino students alike.