I had many choices for S in the A-Z Challenge, I didn’t know what to choose. I was going to go with some shenanigans from back in the day but then said, nah. Instead, I’m going with a Puerto Rican shining star. I’m Hungarian by heritage, but being raised in my neighborhood makes me Puerto Rican/Dominican/ Black/ Italian, among others, just by association… Plus my daughter is a Hungarican. 😀
Sonia Sotomayor is a Bronx born and raised success story. She was born on June 25, 1954 to Juan Sotomayor of Santurce, Puerto Rico and Celina Baéz of Lajas, Puerto Rico.
An excellent student, Ms. Sotomayor graduated Valedictorian from Cardinal Spellman High School and attended Princeton University on a full scholarship. She credits Affirmative Action for helping her to achieve that goal.
After graduating Princeton, she attended Yale Law School, also on scholarship. She worked her way up the judicial ladder and on August 6, 2009, she was confirmed as a new justice on the United States Supreme Court. President Obama commissioned her the same day.
Ms. Sotomayor was sworn in on August 8, 2009 by Chief Justice John Roberts and is the first Hispanic female justice to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Click her name at the beginning to read more about her accomplishments.
Did you know these people were born in the Bronx?
- Siff, Maggie – Actress
- Selleca, Connie – Actress
- Santiago, Saundra – Actress
- Serrano, Nestor – Actor
- Simon, Neil – Writer
- Spitzer, Eliot – Lawyer, Politician, and um…
Now to work on my T. How’s your week going? Stressed yet? 🙂