Fiesta Royalty visited Indian Spring Elementary School on March 28, an annual assembly to get students and staffed geared up for the start of Fiesta in San Antonio on April 18.
Sal Barbaro III, this year's Rey Feo LXXI, and his royal court including Montana Rowton-Kiolbassa (Reina LXXI) and Denise M Smith (La Reina Linda LXXI), shared with students the importance of learning, embracing your talents and being humble and kind.
The Rey Feo program has evolved since the first was crowned in 1947. Now, members of the League of United Latin American Citizens sponsor an annual Rey Feo competition, helping to raise scholarship funds for deserving San Antonio youths. Each candidate must raise a minimum of $200,000 to qualify for Rey Feo. Today, the Rey Feo program has collectively raised over $7 million dollars for scholarships.
"Each of you are here to make a difference," said Rey Feo LXXI to Indian Springs Students. "Share the talents that you've been given to help others."
Indian Springs Principal Marisa Wulfsberg shakes Rey Feo LXXI's hand while receiving a plaque of recognition
La Reina Linda LXXI Denise M Smith shakes students hands
La Reina LXXI Montana Rowton-Kiolbassa and Rey Feo LXXI having students chant "humble" and "kind."