Riley Hopkins

Norco High School
Norco, CA

After graduating from Norco High School with Honors, Riley chose to attend the University of Utah to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Before moving into the dorms, he completed a summer internship at S.R. Machining and spent ten days traveling across Europe. 

During his first semester in college, Riley joined a few Intramural Teams, including football and volleyball, and joined several on-campus clubs, including Real Estate Club and Country Swing Dance Club. Even with all these new activities, Riley has maintained his grades during this first semester in college. He has learned to manage his time and has taken advantage of the many student resources and learning opportunities at the University of Utah. Riley is enjoying his time at college and knows he picked the right school for him. 

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