My name is Melanie Arellano and I am a 2014 graduate of Bishop Ward High School. In October 2013, I was given the extraordinary opportunity to speak at the 2013 Gaudeamus Dinner. It was an honor to represent my school. I spoke about how scholarships provided by the Catholic Education Foundation greatly benefitted my family and I. It was a great chance for me to share why a Catholic education was so important to me and to give a personal thank you to all those that work so hard with CEF.