The Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for April is Dulce Ruby Gutierrez Trejo. Ruby attends Brunswick High School and is the daughter of Abimael Gutierrez Zuniga of Brodnax, Virginia. She is a senior maintaining a 3.96 GPA, member of the Future Business Leaders of America, the National Honors Society, and a member of the Varsity Tennis Team.  Ruby plans to attend college to become a Registered Nurse and then go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. She also wants to travel to communities in need to provide care and support. As a nominee for student of the month, Ruby was asked to explain how the virtual learning environment is preparing her for the future and how she will use the student of the month platform to positively influence her peers. Listed below are Ruby’s responses. 

How has virtual learning prepared you for the future?

Virtual learning has been challenging and required us to make adjustments to be academically successful. Virtual learning has helped me to manage my time wisely focusing on my classes and assignments. It's really helpful to have teachers who motivate us to get through the school day by checking on our social and emotional well-being.  At the end of the day, the important thing is to remain safe, positive, and healthy.

How will you use the Student of the Month platform to positively influence your peers?

Although this is not how we pictured our senior year, I want my peers to know that this will one day pass, we will all remember the experiences, and use what we learned from these times in the future. Using the Student of the Month platform, I will encourage my peers to finish the school year strong and to enjoy their senior year in a safe way. I encourage my peers to look at the bright side of any situation and to not allow anything to hinder their growth and success. 

A special thank you to our Student of the Month Sponsors for 20/21: VCU Health-Community Memorial, Remac, Brunswick Insurance Agency, Brunswick Times -Gazette, Alberta General Store, First Citizens Bank, Lawrenceville Police Department, Edmonds Printing, Southside Electric Cooperative, Colonial Farm Credit and Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative