Dominican Republic native graduates BX college as valedictorian

A young Bronx woman, originally from the Dominican Republic, graduated from Bronx Community College as valedictorian. Kirssy Martinez, who immigrated to the Bronx 14 years

Officials say that Martinez is the first Dream

Officials say that Martinez is the first Dream scholarship recipient in history of the City of University of New York to graduate as valedictorian. (May 29, 2015 2:17 PM)

A young Bronx woman, originally from the Dominican Republic, graduated from Bronx Community College as valedictorian.

Kirssy Martinez, who immigrated to the Bronx 14 years ago, says that she never thought she would go to college, but thanks to the Dream US scholarship program she was able to become the first college graduate in her family.

The multimillion-dollar National Scholarship...

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