Ximena Martínez Awarded 2023 Hispanic Heritage Congressional Recognition

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Congressman Burgess Owens and SJHS teacher Ximena Martínez
Congressman Owens, Ms. Martínez, and many current and former Spanish Dual Language Immersion students
Congressman Owens presenting Ms. Martínez with the Hispanic Heritage Congressional Recognition.
Springville City Attorney John Penrod introducing Mayor Packard.
Congressman Owens, Ms. Martínez and her children Mateo, Caterina, and Tomas, and Mayor Packard
Ms. Martínez accepting the 2023 Hispanic Heritage Congressional Recognition.

Ximena Martínez, Spanish Dual Language Immersion teacher at Springville Junior High School, was recently awarded the 2023 Hispanic Heritage Congressional Recognition. Ms. Martínez was nominated by Springville Mayor Matt Packard and selected for recognition by Congressman Burgess Owens for her contributions to the community.  

Congressman Owens presented Ms. Martínez with the award on January 4 at the Springville City Civic Center with family, friends, colleagues, and many students in attendance. Ms. Martínez’s dedication to the education of Springville students is inspiring. We are grateful for her service!