Harvard Honors Sonia Sotomayor With Medal

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Sonia Sotomayor continues to make the Latino community proud!

According to Fox News Latino, the Supreme Court Justice is among six recipients to be awarded Harvard University's highest honor in the field of African and African-American studies.

Sotomayor received Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois medal, during a ceremony on Wednesday, for being the first Latina to serve on the high court and helping to inspire children trying to succeed in the face of adversity.

"I am always reminded and continue to remember that I never stand alone because I do stand on the shoulders of so many people in this room and everyone who preceded me to open the door of opportunity," Sotomayor said during her acceptance.

"I try to remember that paying forward is an obligation that I must not only undertake but that gives meaning to all our lives."

Congratulations to Sonia Sotomayor for receiving this incredible honor!

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