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Carthage College Mahone Fund Scholarship recipient: Elmer Ruiz-Rivera

Carthage College Mahone Fund Scholarship recipient: Elmer Ruiz-Rivera

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Elmer Ruiz-Rivera


Elmer Ruiz-Rivera

LakeView Technology Academy

Parents: Hector Ruiz and Olga Rivera

Most memorable high school moment: All the times my friends and I would laugh during class even if we had work or not.

School activities/clubs: National Honor Society, yearbook, Anime Club

Honors, letters or awards: 100+ community service hours distinction

Out-of-school activities/hobbies: Reading; Writing; Watching films, shows, cartoons; Playing video games; Learning and understanding how my favorite media is created

College choice: Carthage College in Kenosha

Intended major/field of study: Engineering

Role model: Stan Lee

Three words that best describe my role model: Creative. Influential. Optimistic.

What I hope to accomplish in my lifetime: I hope to have a career I flourish in. My greatest hope is to be able to help people I know with my kindness and positivity. Being able to make someone feel better even a little is something I strive for.

What does receiving the Mahone Fund scholarship mean to you? Receiving this scholarship is simply an amazing honor. It truly makes me think of what I can contribute to improve the world. How can I, in my own way, make things better for others. By furthering my education in engineering, I can work towards my career goals in the technological field. I aim to make a difference in my future goals, and this scholarship will be the difference-maker when it comes to affording the education I need to do that.


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