2016 MBLP Queen
Merce DeJesus 

 Mercé Breon DeJesús, born in Amherst, New York on September 24th, 2000 and raised in Buffalo New York in the lower Westside by parents Tania Matos and Peter DeJesús. Merce is 15 years old and a junior at Hutchinson Central Technical High School. She has maintained a grade point average of a 92, while playing varsity basketball, soccer, and softball. Not only is she a student athlete, but also in the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps also known as JROTC.  In JROTC, she is part of the staff for the program and ranked as a captain. Merce aspires to become a Lawyer or Forensic Scientist for the FBI. She plans on attending Harvard Law, Stanford University, or the University of Connecticut

2016 MBLP Princess
Ariel Rodriguez

Ariel Rodriguez was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. He parents are Robert Rodriguez and Sasha Rodriguez. Ariel is 17 year's old and a senior at Hutchinson Central Technical High School. After high school she plans on going to college for Business and one day start my own company here in Buffalo. In her spare time, she loves to volunteer at different Churches around her community and to tutor children.