Ailyn Lopez

Hodgson Vocational Technical High School

Nomination Statement

“Ailyn Lopez, daughter of Wendy Vazquez and Genero Flores of Newark, is a plumbing student at Paul M. Hodgson Vocational-Technical High School, where she is ranked first in her class. Ailyn is a dual enrollment student at DTCC and will have completed 6 college credit hours in the 2022 school year. She is a varsity athlete (soccer) and is a member of NHS, Lynk and Student Council. She actively volunteers for several organizations including Women in Construction. Ailyn is employed by DOE in the Student Ambassador Program. She will major in biomedical engineering.”

“Coming from humble beginnings themselves, my parents have always taught me the value of hard work through example rather than words. Watching them work tirelessly to provide for our family encouraged me to parallel their ethic in my own academic and professional career. Their continuous support and trust in me have given me the confidence to pursue all of my aspirations.”