Washougal — A bilingual leadership conference for Latino middle school students called "La Chispa!" drew 18 participants from Jemtegaard and Canyon Creek middle schools. "La Chispa!" means "The Spark!", and the point of the conference was to "ignite a spark and create a flame of focused energy," said Canyon Creek school counselor Michele Mederos. Developing their bilingual speaking, reading and writing skills and meeting college-going Latino role models at a conference like this helps students build confidence, connections, cultural identity and academic success, she added. "La Chispa!" was held on Jan. 23 at Liberty High School in Camas.
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