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Meet Maria Olivarez, 2017 Adelante Award winner

Honored: that’s how Maria Olivarez felt after learning that she had won the Adelante Award this year. (WEYI){ }

SAGINAW, Mich. --Honored: that’s how Maria Olivarez felt after learning that she had won the Adelante Award this year.

We caught up with Olivarez during the award ceremony being held at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw.

“I was surprised. I got a letter. I saw it on social media the next morning. I was in tears. It was a great honor,” said Olivarez.

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