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Newsmakers: The local high schooler accepted to Princeton with a full-ride scholarship

East Idaho Newsmakers

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In this edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton talks with Ivan Ruiz. He’s a Skyline High School student who was recently admitted to Princeton University with a financial award that covers his full tuition and housing.

Ivan is the first person in his family to go to college. Throughout his life, he has demonstrated a natural
talent and passion for education while participating in football, Honors Society, school clubs, AP classes and working a part-time job at a fast food restaurant.

Ivan is an Idaho State University TRIO Educational Talent Search student. TRIO provides access and opportunity programs for students across the country. Martha Ramirez works in eastern Idaho with TRIO at ISU and joined Newsmakers to discuss how the organization has helped local students.

Watch the entire conversation in the video player above.

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REED’S DAIRY PRESIDENT ALAN REED

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AMERICA’S VIOLINIST JENNY OAKS BAKER

NEW IDAHO SUPREME COURT JUSTICE GREGORY MOELLER

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MICHAEL MCLEAN DISCUSSES THE FORGOTTEN CAROLS, HIS 9-YEAR FAITH CRISIS AND HOW HIS GAY SON HELPED HIM

CAPTAIN RANDY LEWIS REFLECTS ON HIS 44 YEARS OF POLICE SERVICE

WHY THIS YOUNG MAN IS UNASHAMEDLY SHARING HIS EXPERIENCE AS A PORN ADDICT

MEET TURTLE, THE LOCAL TEENAGER WHO WILL PERFORM IN A BROADWAY SHOW ABOUT HEMOPHILIA

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SUMMER ANDERSEN AND HER MISSION TO STOP AVALANCHE FATALITIES

JULIE ZAHN – THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SHEPHERD’S INN

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT IN EASTERN IDAHO

AFTER ROBBING A CASINO, HIS FAMILY IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO GET HELP FOR HIS MENTAL ILLNESS

MADISON COUNTY CORONER RICK DAVIS REFLECTS ON 37 YEARS OF SERVICE, UNUSUAL DEATHS AND WHAT HE’LL MISS ABOUT THE JOB

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