This archived article was written by: Amanda Mair
SUN Center leaders are known for standing out from the crowd, and being willing to Break Away from the norm. Aaron Atwood and Aldo Hernandez are no exception to this. They are the SUN Center leaders over the Break Away Club this year and I was lucky enough to sit down with them this week.
Aaron Atwood comes to CEU from a variety of places, the last being graduating from Roy High School. He is a chemical engineering major and plans to attend Brigham Young University.
For Atwood, service has been a lasting legacy in his family. “My grandparents were devoted to serving others, and they instilled this into my parents, who have in turn instilled it in me.” He came to the SUN Center because he enjoys serving others, and “Kathy [Murray] is quite convincing.” Upon reflecting on service, he says that, “If a man does his best, what else is there? I’m just doing my best, trying to serve others who are in need of help.”
He has a number of hobbies and interests that include; snowboarding, paint balling, rock climbing, exploring, learning, girls and lightning. “Though lightning is easier to understand and predict” Atwood quips with a smile.
Aldo Hernandez is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, but has since spent time in California, Nevada and now Utah. Hernandez has an interest in elementary education, and plans to attend Utah State Universitiy after CEU. He enjoys teaching kids and helping the community, as well as playing soccer and basketball.
Hernandez got his start in service when he was a Boy Scout in Tooele. There was one particular project when they were helping an elderly lady that really stayed with him, and that is when he decided that service was his thing. He enjoys serving others, and says: “I believe that if I wasn’t involved in the SUN Center, I wouldn’t be the person that I am today. It’s fun to do projects, and I’m always doing new things.”
For all you ladies out there, Hernandez is single. He enjoys long strolls on the beach, and he speaks el idioma del amor. (For a free translation from Hernandez himself, write him at firstname.lastname@example.org.)