Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner – 2024

Please Join Us!

On October 12, 2023, all Stuyvesant students, staff, and alumni are invited to the annual Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner in the student cafeteria! There will be a celebratory program followed by a dinner reception. This event is free to attend, but you must register in advance. Those interested in attending must RSVP using this google form. The program will begin at 4:00 PM.

Many thanks to Stuy ASPIRA, Stuy’s DEI Committee, Stuyvesant’s Mosaic Outreach Committee of the Parent’s Association, and our Alumni Association for collaborating on this event!



Christina Guerola Sarchio ’87

Christina Guerola Sarchio (Stuy Class of ’87) focuses her practice on general commercial litigation, class actions and white-collar defense, with significant experience in the consumer products, financial, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, technology and sports industries. A former prosecutor and an experienced trial lawyer, Ms. Sarchio has successfully tried cases in federal and state courts throughout the country. She also regularly appears before a number of agencies and regulators, including the DOJ, FDA, SEC and various U.S. Attorney offices.

Ms. Sarchio has been recognized as a leading and innovative lawyer by a number of publications, including Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers for 2019- 2023, The Legal 500 U.S. for 2017-2023, and among the Top 250 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation for 2017-2023, where she is also listed as a D.C. litigation star. The Financial Times commended Ms. Sarchio for Innovation in Dispute Resolution in 2022. Ms. Sarchio was named to Diversity MBA’s Top 100 Under 50 Executive and Emerging Leaders list, selected as a 2018 Woman Worth Watching by The Diversity Journal, and received MCCA’s 2017 Rainmaker Award. Her class action jury win in 2016 was named a Top 10 Defense Verdict by The Daily Journal. Ms. Sarchio has also received a number of community service awards, including the HNBA Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, George Washington Law School’s Belva Lockwood Award, HBA-DC Hugh Johnson Award, and named by Hispanic Business Magazine to its Top 20 Elite Women and 100 Most Influentials lists. Ms. Sarchio was voted in as the Hispanic National Bar Association’s President-Elect for 2023-24.



Cuarteto Guataca

Cuarteto Guataca is a New York City based band specializing in Son Cubano and salsa, founded in 2014 by Josh Levine (Stuy Class of ’92) and Jainardo Batista.

A “guataca” is literally a tool used to aerate soil, but among musicians in the Caribbean, it means “play by ear”, maybe because it’s shaped like an ear.

In Spring of 2020 with all venues closed, the band started playing in the parks and on the streets of NYC to the delight of dancers and music lovers. Venues started hiring the band to play in their outdoor spaces. Salsa Fridays at Sahadi’s in Industry City has grown into one of the most popular live music and dancing events in NYC.

The band’s first album, released in June, ’22, is now available on all major platforms:

Jainardo Batista, percussion and lead vocals, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Josh Levine, bass and vocal harmonies, NYC (Stuy Class of ’92)

Instagram: @cuartetoguataca



Join us for Hispanic Heritage Month!