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Rita Moreno

You always have to be able to get up, dust yourself off, and move forward. Rita Moreno Rita Moreno Born Rosa Dolores Alverio on December 11, 1931, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Rita Moreno is best known as Anita in West Side Story in 1961, a role that earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first Latina actress to win the honor. Moreno also appeared on the children’s shows Sesame Street and The Electric Company, and is one of only 11 people to have received the four major entertainment honors—Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards. Moreno...

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Bethany Mota

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. Bethany Mota Bethany Mota Mota is one of the most popular YouTube celebrities. Mota’s first haul video was in June 2009. She began her YouTube channel in order to escape the stress of bullying and rapidly gained followers, which now number over six million. Business Insider describes her as “relentlessly upbeat and bouncy” and “a virtuoso of positivity”. As hauling became more popular on YouTube, retailers began to use it for marketing, and Mota...

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Ellen Ochoa

I tell students that the opportunities I’ve had were a result of having a good education. Education is what allows you to stand out. Ellen Ochoa Ellen Ochoa Ellen Lauri Ochoa was born in Los Angeles, California in 1958, but considers La Mesa, California her home. She has always loved science and in elementary and middle school, science was her favorite subject. Ellen graduated from the University of San Diego, California in 1980, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and later obtained both her master’s and doctorate from the University of Stanford. As a pioneer of space technology, Ellen...

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