Cotto provides scholarships to Florida high school students

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WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Miguel Cotto and Mech Tech Institute President Mr. Edwin Colon presented two scholarships in the technical school’s Mechanical Fuel Injection & Body Repair & Painting programs to Puerto Rican student Harold D. Ruiz Beltran from Freedom High School in Orlando, Florida.

Hundreds of students assembled to catch a glimpse of the Puerto Rican champion and see him present the scholarships.  Cotto called Orlando’s Mech Tech Institute home for the past eight weeks while he prepared for his May 5 mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.

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“I am very pleased with all the support we have received here this morning at Freedom High School to deliver this great scholarship from our friends at Mech Tech Institute to Harold Ruiz Beltran,” said Cotto.  “He is an inspiration for other young individuals to follow their dreams.  Dreams come true when you work hard.”

“This scholarship is certainly a great tool for Harold, who is an exceptional young man,” said Colon.  “He is on track to become a great professional.  We welcome him with open arms to Mech Tech and look forward to helping him accomplish his goals.”

“We are very pleased to have hosted world champion Miguel Cotto here this morning to present the Mech Tech Institute scholarship to our student Harold Ruiz Beltran,” said Freedom High School Principal Dr. Harold Border.  “This young man is a product of our school and is an example to follow.”


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