COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Khristal Frewaldt, a freshman at College View High School, recently won grand prize honors in the Hispanic Heritage Month National Essay Contest.
Frewaldt was selected for top honors over high school students who participated from 17 states.
Entrants had to submit an original essay that "named a Latino, past or present, with whom you would choose to spend a day, and explain why," in 500 words or less.
Frewaldt chose Selena Quintanilla, the popular Latina singer.
The grand prize comes with an award of $1,500, which will be presented by the event sponsors.