Victoria Soto and Maria Gomez
Two Latinas Will Receive Citizens Medals
By Samantha Leal | 02/11/2013 - 13:06

Two Latinas will receive the 2012 Citizens Medal, an award which honors public service and exceptional contributions to community. On Friday, President Barack Obama will honor these women, the late Victoria Soto and Maria Gomez. Puerto-Rican teacher Victoria Soto was killed in the Newtown, CT shootings while protecting her young students, and Colombian Maria Gomez is the founder of Mary's Center in Washington D.C.


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