Hispanic King and Queen / Rey y Reina Hispanos

Rey y Reina

Congratulations to our winners (pictured above) we appreciate all their hard work and wish them the best of luck in the coming years.

 

Name: Adilene Adame 
Parents: Bertha Adame
Origin: Hispanic
Major: Physical Education with a Minor in Athletic Training

What made you want to run for ENMU's Hispanic Reina?
I really wanted to step out of my comfort zone, so what better way to do it then by running to be my cultures Reina. I also wanted to get a lot more involved around school. Last but not least I wanted to learn more and share the things I already know.


What made you attend ENMU?
Being an hour away was a big plus for me, since I am a family orientated person. It was neither to close nor too far away. So that mean I could go home whenever I wanted.


Describe where you are from and your family heritage
My family is originally from Zacatecas, Mexico. A very small town called San Francisco de los Gallardos also called, San Pancho. Everyone lives from the crops they plant taking each day as it comes. My family is well known for everything my ancestors did. One day I hope to go back and give back to the town that helped raise my mother into the great person she is today.


How do you embrace your culture?
I believe I embrace my culture by continuing the great traditions that have gone throughout the family. I also try to keep a good connection with my grandparents.


What do you feel you can contribute to Multicultural Affairs?
I feel like I can contribute to Multicultural Affairs by not only thinking about my culture but also everyone else’s involved with Multicultural Affairs. We can teach each other about our cultures. Also I could like to inspire others to learn more about their own culture.


How would you encourage others to embrace their cultures?
By finding a way to show them that their culture is beautiful and there is always something new to learn about their culture. Their culture has helped them become the person they are today. Don’t be ashamed of who you are and where you are from, instead and brace it.


What is was your favorite multicultural presentation so far?
To this day all the multicultural presentations have been my favorite because I have always learned something new.


What is your favorite thing about ENMU?
My favorite thing about ENMU is that people! They are all very nice and always willing to help one another.


How has being the Hispanic Reina queen affected your perspective on your culture?
Being the Hispanic Reina had definitely made me feel proud. Also made me want to represent it to the best of my abilities

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What is the one aspect of the Hispanic culture you feel most passionate about?
One aspect of the Hispanic culture that I feel most passionate about is the fact that we never give up, always keep striving for what we want no matter the work that has to be put into it. Hispanics have one common goal and that is to always provide for their families in whatever way possible.


If you could describe the Hispanic culture with three words what would they be and why?
Hardworking, caring, and family are the three words that came to mind as soon as I read the question. Hardworking Hispanics are always working no matter where they are not only for themselves but everyone around them. Always seeing around if anyone need help so they can help out. Hispanics are caring people once again they are always thinking about others and putting everyone else before them. Last family, no matter where you from or what your background is like Hispanics always welcome you in with wide arms.


What's your favorite part about being king/queen?
My favorite part about being queen is that I don’t get to represent my own culture, but I get to represent all the Hispanics here at ENMU and get to share with them our beautiful culture.


Who is your biggest influence and why?
My mother, Bertha Adame, has always been my biggest influence. She is a single mother of two who has always provided for us and given us everything we’ve needed. She is a strong independent women whom I want to be like as I get older.


If there is one thing you wanted the ENMU community to know about your culture what would it be?
I want the ENMU community to know about my culture is that it is beautiful and there is more to it than just being Hispanic.


What is some advice you would give to future kings/queens?
Don’t be afraid to get involved. Be open minded and always be willing to learn new things. Even when you don’t have the crown and slash on, people still see you as the person you are a king or queen of ENMU.

 

Rey Edgar

Name:  Joshua Alvarez Favela
Parents:  Maria and Jose Alvarez Favela
Origin: Chihuahua, MX and Aguascalientes, MX
Major: Communication Disorders with a minor in Social Work

What made you want to run for ENMU's Hispanic Rey?
I wanted to run for Hispanic Rey because I wanted to not only represent myself in my Hispanic culture but also my family. I wanted to show everyone that you should never be ashamed of where you come from.


What made you attend ENMU?
I wanted to come to Eastern New Mexico University because Eastern provides an amazing CDIS program. The setup of the school makes you feel like home and the size of the classes makes it easier to have that one on one connection with the teacher. Now Eastern is my home and it has to be the best decision so far.


Describe where you are from and your family heritage
I was born in North Carolina and lived there until I was about the age of 13 and then moved to New Mexico.  At first I wasn’t very happy about moving but after we were settled my parents seemed happier and felt welcomed because the culture is different from being in North Carolina to being in New Mexico. My mom’s side of the family is from Chihuahua meanwhile my dad’s side of the family is from Aguascalientes.  I visit both my parent’s hometown each summer to never lose the connection that I have every time I go. 


How do you embrace your culture?
I embrace my culture every day!  There will not be a day I go without talking Spanish and since it is my first language I want everyone to know that I’m bilingual.


What do you feel you can contribute to Multicultural Affairs?
I feel that I can contribute to Multicultural Affairs with my friendly personality. I know for a fact that Multicultural Affairs makes me feel like home because that atmosphere when I visit their offices makes me feel happy.


How would you encourage others to embrace their cultures?
I encourage others to embrace their culture and not be afraid of who they are or where they come from! Sometimes many people want to be themselves but are too shy or scared to show their true personality but it should never be like that.


What is was your favorite multicultural presentation so far?
I don’t have a favorite because Multicultural works very hard to put many presentations throughout the school year.


What is your favorite thing about ENMU?
Everything!! Eastern is my home and I never want to leave this amazing place. This will be my sophomore year and so far it’s been a blast. I can tell you how amazing Eastern is all day but it’s better if you enjoy it yourself.


How has being the Hispanic Rey (king) affected your perspective on your culture?
Being Hispanic Rey has shown me that anything is possible all you have to have is faith and a hard working mind. As long as you have La Familia with you anything will be possible.


What is the one aspect of the Hispanic culture you feel most passionate about?
Hispanic students with big dreams!


If you could describe the Hispanic culture with three words what would they be?

  • Dios
  • Familia
  • Fe

What's your favorite part about being king/queen?
My favorite part of being Hispanic Rey is being able to attend special events that Multicultural puts on and representing the Hispanic Community.


Who is your biggest influence and why?
My biggest influence is my dad. He has been a hard worker not only to support my family but also his parents. He’s a hard worker and if it’s one thing I learned from him is: If you want something in life work for it because not everything is handed to you! That is why he is the person I am today.


If there is one thing you wanted the ENMU community to know about your culture what would it be?
I want the community to know that my culture is nothing better than all the other cultures. Every culture has its unique meaning and that coming to together as one is always better than being separated.


What is some advice you would give to future kings/queens?
If you want to run for Hispanic Royalty, Do It! This isn’t a popularity contest this is about teaching the student body what our Hispanic Culture is all about. If you want to represent, represent.