Juan-Diego Lara, a 17-year-old junior at Westfield High School, has been selected to participate in the 2022 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Youth Leadership Institute. He was among 440 students across 45 states, DC and Puerto Rico to be recognized with this honor, from a national applicant pool of 2,447 students. With this scholarship, Lara will attend the University of Chicago for four days this summer.

He was also selected to be one of 25 delegates of the 2022 NJ Youth & Government Delegation to the Conference on National Affairs this summer.

Lara is president of the Westfield High School Mock Trial Club and is part of the student advisory committee at Westfield High School. He has been nominated for the WHS chapter of the National Honor Society.