Erika Ruiz from the Charter College Lynnwood campus won the Charter College Mother’s Day Photo Contest by receiving more than 500 votes.
More than 80 people submitted photos and captions explaining how motherhood has had a positive impact on their decision to pursue their education. As top vote-getter, Ruiz won an iPad. Her photo submission offered a glimpse into the chaos of combining motherhood with school, work and an active home life. Ruiz wrote that she strives to show her children “that if they work hard, they can achieve their dreams.”
The contest generated more than 2,200 votes. Students, graduates and community members submitted pictures of their mothers, grandmothers, aunts and their own children.
Submissions to the Charter College Mother’s Day Contest were accepted came from April 14–28 and came from Charter College campuses across California, Washington and Alaska through Instagram, Twitter and the Charter College page on Facebook. Voting went live on May 1 and ended on May 8.