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Pictured (from left to right): Jeanette Rojas; Devon Buddan; Latina Editor-in-Chief Mimi Valdés Ryan; Eliza Catalino; Maricruz Rodriguez; Irene Romulo.
Natalie Morales, the National Correspondent on NBC's The TODAY Show served as the keynote speaker at the breakfast. Morales spoke about her work experiences and urged the winners to follow their dreams, no matter what obstacles they face.
Scholarship winner Eliza Catalino, who grew up in the Bronx,
In the audience: the ladies' proud parents and loved ones, who watched with pride as the winners gave their moving thank-you speeches.
Scholarship winner Jeanette Rojas of
Scholarship winner Devon Buddan of Gardena, California mingles with
At the end of the breakfast, the five exceptional young ladies receive a standing ovation from the audience.