BROOKLYN - A total of 17 tri-state area Hispanic-American teens were awarded scholarships toward college today during a ceremony at Yankee Stadium.
The scholarships were awarded by the Ronald McDonald House Charities’ HACER program. Brooklyn had three winners who won $16,000 each to go toward tuition.
High school student and winner Natalia Munoz Perez says that she feels blessed her hard work paid off.
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Over the past 27 years, the program has awarded nearly $7 million to 1,000 Hispanic-American high school seniors.