This year marked the 29th anniversary of the Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professional’s (HAHMP) annual scholarship gala. Each year, Houston’s premier membership organization for Hispanic media and communications professionals hosts this annual event to celebrate the recipients of its 10 scholarship awards for area youth interested in pursuing journalism as a career. We’ve had the privilege of attending for several years now and each time it is inspiring to hear the stories of the deserving young Latinos who win the HAHMP scholarships.

It was also great to hear A-lister Mario Lopez share his personal story of success. He was the keynote speaker and shared his insights on overcoming the odds.

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