Ruth Lopez – 2017 Lifelong Learner Award Recipient
Ms. Ruth Lopez is an ESL student of over two years, and is also enrolled in Suzanne Hammoud’s Math Refresher course. These classes run back-to-back for six consecutive hours twice a week for Math, and four times a week for ESL.
A survivor of many life challenges, Ruth is unique in her tenacity for studying, and in her ability to juggle two jobs, two classes at our school, and a catalog business. She meets her financial challenges head-on as she travels to Washington, D.C. to see her son and daughter. And between her many commitments, she still attends classes every day.
Despite her trials in life, Ruth never gives in and never complains about her predicaments; instead, she always wears a smile and befriends classmates with a positive disposition. As teacher Ms Hammound explains, “this individual simply perseveres.”
Ruth aspires to pursue a GED Certificate upon completion of the ESL program. Ultimately, she desires a career in Medical Assisting or a related field. We wish Ruth all the best in her bright future!