Unsung Hero recognized

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During the Oct. 19 Board of Education meeting, the Unsung Hero award was presented to Roberto Delgado, owner of El Balcon Contractors, who was recognized for his dedication and commitment to the students and for his generosity to the school district. Delgado generously donated numerous hours and approximately $10,000 in labor to install fencing and build dugouts for the Cleveland Avenue field.

“Mr. Delgado’s commitment to our school district is commendable,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham. “We thank him for his generosity and all that he has done.”

In addition, Delgado has served as coach for the past four years. During that time, his players have achieved a 100 percent graduation rate, he was instrumental in securing nine college athletic scholarships for his players, and he led the team to its first playoff game in 13 years.

“It is a blessing to work with the Freeport baseball team and to inspire students to focus on school and their future goals,” said Delgado. “The students have done an amazing job and the baseball program brings pride to our community.”