Daniel Hernandez, Diego Vasquez to Sit with Michelle Obama at State of the Union Address

When President Obama stands in front of the nation tonight for the State of the Union address, two Latinos will be seated right next to him in Michelle Obama's guest box.

Hero intern Daniel Hernandez, who has been credited with saving Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords life will be sharing the space with 21 other guests (including the First and Second Ladies). Hernandez is a student advocate and political activist from Tucson, Arizona who is currently serving as a Congressional Intern for Congresswoman Giffords. He's a junior at the University of Arizona, currently working towards his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

College freshman Diego Vasquez will also be joining Hernandez in Michelle Obama's box. A member of the team from Cesar Chavez High School in Laveen, Arizona that won a grant through the Lemelson-MIT Program’s InvenTeams initiative for their design of a adjustable motorized chair for medically fragile individuals, Diego first met the President at the October 2010 White House Science Fair.

Catch Hernadez and Vasquez, as well as President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech tonight, Tuesday, Janury 25th at 9 p.m.

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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