Description: The article is about miami dade student portal. President Obama awarded it to 21 outstanding Americans including Miami’s Dr. Eduardo Padron. President Obama also gives a speech on how he appreciates those efforts.
Entertainers and public servants honor today at the White House by President Obama including South Florida’s own Dr.Eduardo Padron. The longtime Miami dade College president was among the likes of Tom Hanks Bill Gates and Michael Jordan who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Our singing political reporter Micheal Hyundai was live and the wine is live outside the White House for that ceremony today. Calvin we have all needed an uplifting optimistic moment and we certainly got one here today at the White House for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Obama awarded it to 21 outstanding Americans including Miami’s Dr. Eduardo Padron.
Welcome to the White House everybody. This is a particularly impressive class. It was the president’s last chance to honor some of the Americans he admires most who have touched his life and the countries including dr. Eduardo Padron. Dr. pedram has built a dream factory for one of our nation’s most diverse student bodies,supporting students throughout their lives embodying the belief that were only as great as the doors we open.
The president made remarks especially tailored to each recipient and so was the award citation. As a teenage refugee from Cuba, Eduardo Padron came to the United States to pursue the American dream and he has spent his life making that dream real for others. At the end,President Obama went off-script speaking spontaneously saying the award winners represent the best of America’s diversity. Everybody on this stage has touched me in a very powerful personal way not because of our differences but because in our difference we find something common to share.
This is all 21 of the Presidential Medal of Freedom winners taking part in what is known as the mannequin challenge. This is a social media phenomenon. All these people stand around as still as minikins while the camera moves around them it is very cool. Especially considering the 21 medal of freedom honor and honorees are the award ceremony. President Obama can be a very cool character who was moved on a couple of occasions as were the recipients including our own Dr. Eduardo Padron. We are live on Washington at the White House,Michael Putney local 10 News.
We know you spoke to Dr. padron this week before he went and did you text with him afterward? have you heard any response from him? how he feels after this ceremony? I I have reached out to him. There is still a reception going on Laurie inside the White House. But you got to remember he is such an extraordinary man. He is very humbled to receive this award. He said “imagine here,I came here from Cuba as Cuba as a 15 year old boy,now I am receiving this highest civilian award in the country.