Fifth-grader wins academic excellence award
Nihanna Vega, a fifth-grader at Long Elementary in Harlingen, has been awarded the Outstanding Academic Excellence Award along with a letter from President Obama. She is also the No. 1 Harlingen District spelling champion for the elementary grades. Nihanna is the daughter of Stephen and Maki Vega, of Harlingen, and the granddaughter of Arthur Vega and Eva Giron, of Victoria, and Kazuyoshi and Masumi Yoshimi, of Machito-Tokyo, Japan.