June 29th, 2011
Pennsylvania Town Sees First Latino Valedictorian

By Efrain Nieves & Victoria Cepeda

Reading, Pennsylvania has seen a rapidly growing Latino community over the last decade. According to,  Latinos account for 58% of Reading’s population,  72% of Reading high school students ,  and Latino owned businesses had grown to  “43%  in just five years.”

This month Reading High School honors its first Latino Valedictorian. His name is Noe Cabello who is stamping another historical moment in Latinos’ history in the United States. Here’s a small story about Noe’s family migration to the United States via

Reading High valedictorian Noe Cabello’s father left his family in their small town of Lobera, Mexico, to find work in Texas.

After a few months, Victor Cabello says he came to Reading because friends told him there was more work here.

After 13 years, he saved enough money to bring his wife and five children, including 8-year-old Noe, to Reading.

This fall, Noe will attend Johns Hopkins University on a full scholarship.

We are including Noe Cabello’s interview/video as he leaves his footprint in Latino-American history in Reading, PA. Pa’lante Noe!

[Video And Screenshot By USA Today]

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