By Ashley Garcia
Out on the mat since the eighth grade, the captain of the wrestling team worked hard in order to give back to his community.
Adrian Macias received an Ernest H. Moreno Scholarship Award at a ceremony held on November 15. The 19-year-old student-worker will be collecting $1000 annually and received $500 of his award at the ceremony.
As a first-generation college student, Macias is a major in Political Science and Sociology and is a full-time honor student with five classes, 19 units total. He works in the Physical Education department assisting the coaches and is a dedicated fighter spends who spends most his days on campus, sometimes staying from nine in the morning to nine at night. From Monrovia, Macias travels on two buses and manages to find time to help raise money for student athletes.
As a member of the Mary B. Thorne Scholarship, he is a participant in fundraisers that collect money for two male and two female athletes each year. The wrestler plans to transfer to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and wrestle there until he obtains his degree.
After, he hopes to become a professor in Sociology. Macias also has dreams of going into politics and of one day becoming the mayor of his home town Monrovia.
When he is not on campus studying or working, Macias has his face buried in a book and is currently working on “Origin of Inequality,” by Jean Jacques Rousseau. He is a lover a philosophy and a collector of philosophical quotes.
Driven by his future, Macias is always seeking ways in which he can better himself. He knows himself well and is not afraid to go after what he wants.