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STEVENSVILLE — Kent Island High School seniors Rudy Rolando Ruiz Bamaca and Jonathan Stiven Alvarez Pérez were awarded the Bay Bridge Boat Show Marine Trade Technical Scholarship at their school’s’ Senior Awards Ceremony.
Each scholarship covers the cost of enrollment in Chesapeake College’s Introduction to Marine Outboard Engine Systems course. The students were required to submit an essay explaining why they would like to pursue a career in the boating industry.
Ruiz cited his past experience working with car and motorcycle engines, and noted that in pursuing a career in the marine trades, he would be providing a useful service to his community, as well as a solid career path for himself.
Alvarez also mentioned his past experience working on cars and his hopes of one day designing boats. He believes an understanding of the functionality of a boat engine and the related systems will help him achieve his goal.
Representing the Annapolis Boat Shows and the owners of the Bay Bridge Marina at the ceremony was show manager Sheila Jones.
“It is my honor to present these scholarships to Rudy Ruiz and Jonathan Alvarez,” she said. “Congratulations to these young men.”