This is Ruby Fuentes. She is the very first winner of the Hazel Whitaker Vandenberg Award! Ruby was homeschooled until this year when she came to Union High School as a junior. Her winning entry was an essay about her friend Alexandria who was an inspiration in her life. She met Alexandria at the Roanoke Ranch for Kids in Lowell where they both volunteered. Ruby has been so influenced by this experience that she would like to attend Michigan State to pursue a psychology degree and eventually become an Equine Therapist.